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Inscription

by artist, center right in pen and black ink within pyramid: IO M / C. VIT. SEXTIUS / VIR EPULONUS; dated in the counterproof (in reverse): 1781

Provenance

(P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, by 1961); Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York, 1961; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Exhibition History
2012
The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012, 88-89, no. 33 (entry by Margaret Morgan Grasselli).
Bibliography
2013
Catala, Sarah. Les Hubert Robert de Besançon. Exh. cat. Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon. Milan, 2013: 178, under no. 150, fig. 150a (color).