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Provenance

Possibly (anonymous sale [Prince Galitzin?], Paris, 18 December 1826, no. 140). André Vincent, Paris, by 1930;[1] (his sale, Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, 25 May 1933, no. 15);[2] purchased by (Étienne Bignou, Paris, France); sold 1933 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York; bequest 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1800
Possibly Salon of 1800, Paris, no. 35
1930
Exposition Louis Boilly, Jacques Seligmann et Fils, Paris, 1930, no. 58
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
1995
The Art of Louis-Léopold Boilly: Modern Life in Napoleonic France, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996, pl. 151, 177, repro. (shown only in Washington in 1996, no. 19).
Bibliography
1913
Marmottan, Paul. Le Peintre Louis Boilly. Paris, 1913: 95-96.
1942
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 18, repro.
1943
Washington Times-Herald (18 July 1943): C-10.
1944
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1944: 18, repro.
1953
French Paintings from the Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1953: 22, repro.
1958
Benisovitch, Michel N. "Une Autobiographie du peintre Louis Boilly," in Essays in Honor of Hans Tietze. Paris, 1958: 370, repro. 369.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 23, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 15.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 9, repro.
1973
Wilenski, R.H. French Painting. New York, 1973: 155.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 32, repro.
1975
French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution. Exh. Cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975: 321.
1979
Einstein, L. "Looking at Eighteenth Century Pictures in Washington." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, series 6, vol. 47, no. 1048-1049 (May-June 1956): 244.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 50, repro.
1995
Siegfried, Susan L. The Art of Louis-Léopold Boilly: Modern Life in Napoleonic France. Exh. cat. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996: no. 19, 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: 4-13, color repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 352, no. 284, color repro.