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Inscription

rough sketch of a cow on verso

Provenance

Chassériau atelier, Paris (Lugt 443); (its sale, Paris, 16-17 March, 1857, probably part of lots 67, 68, or 99). Elizabeth Molnar, New York; (her sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 24 November 1965, no. 45). Norbert L. H. Roesler, New York; (his sale, Christie's New York, 31 May 1990, no. 58). (sale, Sotheby's New York, 7 April 2000, no. 124, bought in). (Colnaghi, New York); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2001
Colnaghi: An Exhibition of Master Drawings, Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd., New York, 2001, no.45.
2012
Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac. Musée des impressionnismes Giverny and National Gallery of Art, Washington. Washington, 2012, 39, 158, no. 14 (color). (French title: De Delacroix à Signac: Dessins de la collection Dyke).
Bibliography
1974
Sandoz, Marc. Théodore Chassériau, Catalogue raisonné des peintures et estampes. Paris, 1974: 36, plate 9.
1988
Prat, Louis-Antoine. Théodore Chassériau, cahiers du dessin français no. 5. Paris, 1988: no. 65.