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Inscription

vertically in pen and brown ink beside the right figure: 203; in graphite in a modern hand along the right margin at upper right: Coypel

Provenance

Private collector EB (not in Lugt, but similar to E. Bénézit's stamp); Private collection; (sale, Tajan, Paris, 4 December 2002, no. 51); Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London; purchased 2003 by NGA

Exhibition History
2004
Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004 - 2005 (no cat.).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 84-85, 279, 2009, no. 33 (color; recto and verso).
2015
Charles de La Fosse, 1636-1716: Le triomphe de la couleur, Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, 2015, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
2003
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "Charles de La Fosse, Two Young Women Seated on the Ground." National Gallery of Art Bulletin, no. 30 (Fall 2003): 10.
2006
Gustin Gomez, Clémentine. Charles de La Fosse, 1636-1716: Le maître des Modernes. 2 vols. Paris, 2006, 1: 186-187, 2: 195-196, no. D.44.
2012
Gustin Gomez, Clémentine. Charles de La Fosse, 1636-1716. Cahier du dessin français, no. 16. Paris, 2012: 17, 59, nos. 46 (recto), 47 (verso), both reprod., the recto in color.