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Inscription

lower right in black paint, FB in monogram: FBoucher - 1765

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Provenance

Possibly Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria [1745-1777]. Traditionally said to have been brought into France by the early 19th century by Général de Saint-Maurice. M. Maillet du Boullay, Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 January 1870, no. 2); M. Féral. Gustave Rothan, Paris, by 1874;[1] (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 29-31 May 1890, no. 123); Fréret. Adèle, 4th duchesse de Dino [née Adèle Livingston Sampson, 1842-1912; married first to Frederick W. Stevens], Paris, by 1907; probably by inheritance to her daughter, Countess Mabel Stevens Orlowski [married 1891 to Count Mieczyslaw Orlowski (1865-1929)];[2] (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London); sold 1942 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1946 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1874
Ouvrages de peintures exposés au profit de la colonisation de l'Algérie par les Alsaciens-Lorrains, Palais de la Présidence du Corps législatif, Paris, 1974, no. 30.
1878
Tableaux anciens et modernes exposés au profit du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Pavilion de Flore, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1878, no. 14.
1940
The Great Tradition of French Painting, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, 1940, no. 7.
1946
Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 766.
1973
François Boucher in North American Collections: One Hundred Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-1974, unnumbered brochure for Washington venue (shown only in Washington).
2002
Wettstreit der Künste - Malerei und Skulptur von Dürer bis Daumier, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, 2002, no. 81, repro. (shown only in Cologne).

Bibliography

1873
Mantz, Paul. "La Galerie de M. Rothan." Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 2cd ser., vol 7 (1873): 442
1880
Goncourt, Edmond de, and Jules de Goncourt. L'art du dix-huitième siècle. 2 vols. Paris, 1880: I:195.
1880
Mantz, Paul. François Boucher, Lemoyne et Natoire. Paris, 1880: 153
1906
Michel, André. François Boucher. Paris, 1906: no. 938, repro. avant-propos.
1907
Nolhac, Pierre de. François Boucher: premier peintre du roi. Paris, 1907: 148
1908
Macfall, Haldane. Boucher, the man, his times, his art, and his significance. London, 1908: 152, 154
1925
Nolhac, Pierre de. Boucher, premier peintre du roi. Paris, 1925: 189
1944
"Kress Makes Important Donation of French Painting to the Nation." Art Digest. vol. 18, no. 19 (1 August 1944): 5
1944
"The Almanac: French Paintings Given to the National Gallery." The Magazine Antiques46, no. 5 (November 1944): 288
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 162, repro.
1948
Wildenstein and Company. French XVIII Century Paintings. New York, 1948: 4
1956
Einstein, Lewis. "Looking at French Eighteenth Century Pictures in Washington." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6th ser., 67, no. 1048-1049 (May-June 1956): 226, repro. 224.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 364, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 18
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 11, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 38, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 336, no. 450, repro.
1976
Ananoff, Alexandre, with Daniel Wildenstein. François Boucher. 2 vols. Lausanne and Paris, 1976: 2:232, no. 581, repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 316-318, fig. 280, as The Personification of Painting.
1980
Ananoff, Alexandre, with Daniel Wildenstein. L'opera completa di Boucher. Milan, 1980: no. 614, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 334, no. 446, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 58, repro.
1998
Codell, Julie F. "Artists/Art." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:66.
2005
The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 78 (not in the exhibition).
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 4, 25-32, color repro.

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