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Provenance

(Sale, Paris, 3 May 1876, 1,200 francs). (Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 29 January 1877, no. 11, as Laboureur et cavalier dans la campagne, 520 francs).[1] (Marchand sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 31 March 1890, no. 13 as La Charrue, 7,000 francs); purchased by Foinard.[2] (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris); sold 1891 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[3] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

Bibliography
1905
Robaut, Alfred, and Etienne Moreau-Nélaton. L'Oeuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré. 5 vols. Paris, 1905: 2:294, no. 946, repro., as Fermier à cheval surveillant le labourage.
1915
Roberts, William. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: British and Modern French Schools, Philadelphia, 1915: unpaginated, repro., as Epernon Fermier à Cheval Surveillant le Labourage.
1923
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro., as Épernon Fermier á Cheval Surveillant le Labourage.
1931
Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 206, repro., as Epernon Fermier à Cheval Surveillant le Labourage.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 104, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 30.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 24, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 74, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 432, no. 620, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 94, repro.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 48-51, color repro.