Provenance

Mme. Marion de Bressellogue, Chateau Longue, near Toulouse. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 19 December 1907 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[1] 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
François 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).
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 91.
Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 18.
1959
Boger, Louise Ade. The Complete Guide to Furniture Styles. New York, 1959: 117, pl. 150.
1963
Boutemy, André. "Cressent, les motifs qui permettent de le reconnaître." Connaissance des Arts 136 (June 1963): 76-77, fig. 13.
1997
Blakemore, Robbie G. History of Interior Design and Furniture, From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe. New York, 1997: 221, repro.
2003
Ferment, Claude. Guide du meuble à écrire. Paris, 2003: 61.
2003
Pradère, Alexandre. Charles Cressent: sculpteur, ébéniste du Régent. Dijon, 2003: 127-128, 130 n. 30, 133, 244, 268 no. 58, 334 notes on no. 5, 339 notes on no. 118, repro.
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