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Inscription

across lower center of mount: La Promenade dans le Parc

Provenance

M. le Baron de Schwiter, Paris (his sale, Hotel Drouot, 20-21 April 1883, no. 128, as Schall); purchased by Milhes as a Fragonard (according to note in NGA copy of the sale catalogue). (Didier Aaron, London, as Claude Hoin); purchased 2004 by NGA.





Exhibition History
1954
Plaisirs de la Campagne, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 1954, no. 78 (as Jean-Honoré Fragonard).
1956
De Watteau à Prud'hon, Paris, 1956 (checklist published in Gazette des Beaux-Arts), no. 122 (as Jean-Honoré Fragonard).
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, 2009, 176-177, 285-286, no. 77 (color).
Bibliography
1889
Portalis, Baron Roger. Fragonard, Sa vie et son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1889: 319 (attributed to Fragonard).
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1971-1970, 2: 93-94, no 819 (not by Fragonard); 3: 95, no. 1468 (Fragonard); 4: 378, under no. 819.
2010
Stein, Perrin. "French Drawings, Washington," The Burlington Magazine 102 (January 2010): 67.