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Inscription

at upper left along left edge, in graphite: 7813 (?)

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Frédéric Villot (sale, Paris, 16-18 May 1859, no. 143); purchased by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt (Lugt 1089) (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15 February 1897, no. 146); acquired by Georges Hugo. Émile Straus (sale, galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 3-4 June 1929, no. 74); Myron A. Hofer; gift in 1944 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1860
Tableaux et dessins de l'école française, principalement du XVIIIe siècle, tirés de collections d'amateurs, Paris, Salle Martinet, 1860, no. 280.
1879
Exposition de dessins de maîtres anciens, Paris, École des Beaux-Arts, 1879, no. 494.
1883
L'Art du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, Galerie Georges-Petit, 1883-1884, no. 211.
1933
Goncourt. Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1933, no. 322 (a photo of the drawing exhibited).
1958
Dessins français des collections américaines, Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen and Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, 1958-1959, no. 63, pl. 44.
1959
French Drawings from American Collections, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959, no. 63, pl. 38a.
1974
French 18th and 19th Century Drawings, Washington, The Phillips Collection, 1974.
1991
Nicolas Lancret: 1690-1743. Frick Collection, New York, and The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1991-1992, no. 27, pl. 32 (Mary Tavener Holmes).
1999
Watteau and His World: French Drawings from 1700 to 1750. The Frick Collection, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1999-2000, no. 61 (Alan Wintermute).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 108-109, 281, 2009, no. 45 (color).
Bibliography
1875
Bocher, Emmanuel. Les gravures françaises du XVIIIe siècle; ou Catalogue raisonné des estampes, eaux-fortes, pièces en culeur, au bistre et au lavis, de 1700 à 1800. 6 fasc. Paris, 1875-1882, 4: 88.
1880
Chennevières, P. de. Dessins de Maîtres Anciens, exposés à l'École des Beaux-Arts en 1879. Paris, 1880: 96 (collection of essays first published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts between June 1879 and October 1879; this drawing mentioned in issue of September 1879, 192).
1881
Goncourt, Edmond de. La maison d'un artiste. 2 vols. Paris, 1881, 1: 99-100.
1887
Goncourt, Edmond and Jules de. Journal, mémoires de la vie littéraire. 9 vols. Paris, 1887-1896, 1: 800 (8 September 1860)
1930
Grüneisen, Wladimir de. Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie. Paris, 1930: 320.
1968
Wallace Collection Catalogues, Pictures and Drawings. 16th ed. Edited by Francis J. B. Watson. London, 1968: 168, under P450.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 677, no. 1085 (color).
1991
Launay, Élisabeth. Les frères Goncourt collectionneurs de dessins. Paris, 1991: 341, no. 158, repro. 124, fig. 54.
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