Overview

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Inscription

stamped on top of the carcase five times (once above the proper right foreleg, twice above the proper left foreleg, and twice in the proper left rear corner): JOSEPH [between two fleurs-de-lys]; painted in black on top rail of the carcase at back: 2

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Dukes of Leeds, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, by at least 1800;[1] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 28 June 1901, no. 100); Charles Wertheimer [d. 1911], London;[2] acquired 15 May 1909 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1973
Fran├žois Boucher in North American Collections: One Hundred Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-1974, not in catalogue or brochure (shown only in Washington).
1975
The European Vision of America, National Gallery of Art, Washington , D.C., 1975-1976, not in cat., not shown at venues in Cleveland and Paris.
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 55.
Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 18.
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