Inscription

in later hand, across bottom of mount in ink: Mr. de St. Albain archeveque de Cambray, dessiné par Mr. Rigaud qui en a aussi peint le Tableau / C'Est sur ce dessein qu'il a êté Gravé par Mr. Drévet

Provenance

(sale, Libert et Castor, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 29 June, 2001, no. 11). (C. G. Boerner Inc., New York); purchased 2002 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2002
Old Master Drawings. C.G. Boerner, New York, 2002, no. 20 (Neue Lagerliste 116).
2004
Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004 - 2005 (no cat.).
2007
Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007 (not in cat.).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 110-111, 281, no. 46 (color).
Bibliography
2004
Perreau, Stéphan. Hyachinthe Rigaud, 1659-1743, Le peintre des rois. Montpellier, 2004: 218-219.