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middle left, on plinth: N D Largillierre / peint par luy mesme 1707


Acquired between 1860 and 1910 by comte Alexandre-Marie de Boisgelin [1832-1910], Paris and Château de Beaumont, Beaumont-le-Roger (Eure);[1] by inheritance to his son, comte Georges de Boisgelin [1873-1940], Paris and Château de Beaumont; by inheritance to his son, comte Amaury de Boisgelin [1914-1980]; by inheritance to his widow [née Claudie Février, 1910-2003; in a previous marriage, Madame Pierre Olivier]; presumably by inheritance to her children; (sale, Christie's, Paris, 24 June 2004, no. 88); (Wildenstein & Co., New York); purchased 2 March 2006 by NGA.

Exhibition History
Selbstbild--Der Künstler und sein Bildnis, Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, 2004-2005, no. 38, repro.
The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier: a centennial celebration of Wildenstein's presence in New York, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 2005-2006, no. 40, repro.
Brême, Dominique. "La vie et l'oeuvre de Nicolas de Largillierre." In Nicolas de Largillierre: 1656-1746. Exh. cat. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 2003: repro. 23.
Leca, Benedict. "Nicolas de Largilliere, Self-Portrait." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, no. 35 (Fall 2006): 18-19, repro.
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 67, 298-303, color repro.