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Provenance

Friedrich II, King of Prussia [1712-1786], Potsdam;[1] by descent in the imperial Hohenzollern family to Kaiser Wilhelm II [1859-1941], Berlin;[2] sold 1923 to (Wildenstein & Co., Paris, New York, and London); sold December 1946 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1932
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 186
1951
Wildenstein Jubilee Loan Exhibition 1901-1951: Masterpieces from Museums and Private Collections, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1951, no. 23, repro.
1991
Nicolas Lancret: 1690-1743, The Frick Collection, New York; The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1991-1992, no. 9, pl. 13.
2003
The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Altes Museum, Berlin, 2003-2004, no. 16, repro.
Bibliography
1929
Osborn, Max. Die Kunst des Rokoko. Berlin, 1929: repro. 170, 610.
1948
Wildenstein and Company. French XVIII Century Paintings. New York, 1948: 4
1951
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 224, no. 100, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 352, repro.
1961
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961:, 180, repro. pl. 172-173
1962
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Treasures from the National Gallery of Art, New York, 1962: 106, color repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 72.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 63, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 186, repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 307-308, fig. 270, as The Repast of the Hunting Party.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 330, no. 440, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 220, repro.
1991
Holmes, Mary Tavener. Nicolas Lancret 1690-1743. Edited by Joseph Focarino. New York: 76, no. 9, pl. 13.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 254, no. 206, color repro.
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: 56, fig. 37, 72 (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. 65, 288-291, color repro.
2011
Vogtherr, Christoph Martin. Französische Gemälde I: Watteau, Pater, Lancret, Lajoüe. Berlin, 2011: no. A 17, 683-685, 784, repro.
2014
Wile, Aaron. "Watteau, Reverie, and Selfhood." The Art Bulletin (2014): fig. 10.