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Inscription

inscribed (probably by Pierre de La Mésangère) in pen and brown ink on the old mount: Marie Louise Petit, Agée de 105 Ans. / Déssinée à Villers-Coterest Le 6. juillet 1765

Provenance

Louis Carrogis, called Carmontelle; (his sale, Paris, 17 April 1807, no. 22); Chevalier Richard de Lédans, Paris; (his sale, Paris, 3 November 1816); Pierre de la Mésangère, Paris; (his sale, Paris, 18 July 1831, part of lot 304); to John Duff. (sale, Christie's New York, 22 January 2003, no. 69). (sale, Sotheby's London, 3 July 2013, no. 89); ; purchased (via Jean-Luc Baroni, London) in 2013 by NGA.