Inscription

by the artist, lower right in graphite: Bornet fecit / 1767

Provenance

Mme. Thalmann, by 1927;[1] Private collection, France, then by descent to a nephew from c. 1950 until 1999; (Artemis SA Luxembourg Succursale de Geneve, Switzerland); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1927
Quentin de la Tour et des Pastellistes françaises des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Paris, 1927, no. 115 (Emile Dacier and P. Ratouis de Limay).
1933
Exposition du pastel français du XVIIe siècle à nos jours. Monsieur André J. Seligmann, Paris, 1933, no. 3 (Claude Roger-Marx).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 222-223, 289, no. 96 (color).
Bibliography
1946
Ratouis de Limay, Paul. Le pastel en France au dix-huitième siècle. Paris, 1946: 163, pl LV, no. 83.
2006
Jeffares, Neil. Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800. London, 2006: 64 (reprod.).