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Jean-Joseph-Pierre-Augustin Lapeyrière [1779-1831, known as Augustin Lapeyrière, then Augustin de Lapeyrière]; (his sale, Henry at Galerie Le Brun, Paris, 19 April 1825 and days following [originally scheduled for 14 March and days following], no. 72).[1] Chevalier Sébastien Érard [1752-1831], Château de la Muette, near the Bois de Boulogne, Paris; (his estate sale, at his residence by Lacoste and Coutelier, 7-14 August 1832 [originally scheduled for 23 April and days following], no. 183);[2] bought by Dougas. William Williams Hope [1802-1855], Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire, and Paris; (his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11 May 1858, no. 1); bought for Baron James de Rothschild [1792-1868]; his son, Baron Gustave Salomon de Rothschild [1829-1911]; his daughter Aline de Rothschild Sassoon [1865-1909]; her husband Sir Edward Sassoon [1856-1912]; their daughter, Sybil Sassoon [1894-1989, who married in 1913 George Horatio Charles, 5th marquess of Cholmondeley], Houghton Hall, Norfolk; sold 1939 to (Wildenstein & Co., Paris, New York, and London);[3] sold 1945 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1946 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1860
Catalogue de tableaux et dessins de l'école française, principalement du XVIIIeme siècle, cités de collections d'amateurs, et exposés au profit de la caisse de secours des artisites, peintres, sculpteurs, architects et dessinateurs, Paris, 1860.
1925
Exposition du paysage français de Poussin à Corot, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1925, no. 121, as Scène champêtre.
1932
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 161, repro., as Rural Scene.
1946
Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 784.
1974
Loan for display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1974-1975.
1981
Extended loan for use by Secretary Casper W. Weinberger, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982.
Bibliography
1829
Smith, John. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters. 9 vols. London, 1829-1842: 8(1837):375, no. 402.
1832
Catalogue des tableaux italiens, flamands, hollandais et français : des anciennes écoles, qui composent la magnifique galerie de M. le Chevalier Érard. Paris, 1832.
1864
Lejeune, Théodore Michel. Guide théorique et practique de l'amatuer de tableaux: études sur les imitateurs et les copistes des maîtres des toutes les école, dont les oeuvres forment las base ordinaire des galeries. 3 vols. Paris, 1864-1865:I: 152.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 155, repro.
1946
Frankfurter, Alfred M. Supplement to the Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1946: 56, repro.
1952
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 114, color repro.
1952
Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Interpreting Masterpieces: Twenty-four Paintings from the Kress Collection." Art News Annual 16 (1952): 117-118, repro. 120
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): 65, pl. 142.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 343, repro.
1960
The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 9, repro.
1961
Röthlisberger, Marcel. Claude Lorrain: The Paintings. 2 vols. New Haven, 1961:I:no. 280
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 202, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 28.
1966
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:284, color repro.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 21, repro.
1969
Röthlisberger, Marcel. "Claude Lorrain in the National Gallery of Art." Studies in the History of Art (1969-1970):34-57, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 70, repro.
1975
Röthlisberger, Marcel and Doretta Cecchi. L'opera completa di Claude Lorrain. Milan, 1975: no. 30, repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 285-286, fig. 255, as Landscape with Herdsman.
1977
Röthlisberger, Marcel and Doretta Cecchi. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Claude Lorrain. Paris, 1977: no. 28, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 90, repro.
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. 22, 109-113, color repro.