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Inscription

by artist, lower left in red chalk: B. Picart f. Mars 1723.; by later hand, lower right in red chalk: 1.; by later hand, lower right verso in red chalk: [vv?]; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: vv; by later hand, upper right verso in graphite: [12?] (upside down); by later hand, upper right verso in graphite: [2?] (upside down)

Provenance

(F. R. Meatyard, London, by 1962); Theodore Allen Heinrich [1910-1981], Toronto, 1962 (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 6 July 1982, lot 221); bought by Joseph F. McCrindle [1923-2008], New York; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, 2008; gift to NGA, 2009.

Bibliography
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 176 (color).