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Provenance

Sir Richard Wallace, 1st bt. [1818-1890], London and Paris, by 1883;[1] by inheritance to his wife, Lady Julie-Amélie-Charlotte Castelnau Wallace [1819-1897], London and Paris; by inheritance to her secretary and legatee, Sir John Murray Scott [1847-1912], Paris; by inheritance to his friend, Josephine Victoria Sackville-West, Lady Sackville [1864-1936], Sevenoaks, Kent [painting remained in Paris during this time]; sold 1913 to (Jacques Seligmann and Co., Inc., Paris and New York, no. 579 of Seligmann inventory); sold 1914 to (M. Knoedler & Co., London, New York, and Paris); sold March 1922 to John McCormack [1884-1945], New York; (M. Knoedler & Co., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1924 to William R. Timken [1866-1949], New York;[2] by inheritance to his widow, Lillian Guyer Timken [1881-1959] New York; bequest 1960 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1883
L'Art du XVIIIe siècle, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1883-1884, no. 7, as by Boucher.
1920
Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Old Masters, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1920, no. 90, repro., as by Boucher.
1966
Loan for display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1966-1981, as by Boucher.
1991
The Loves of the Gods: Mythological Painting from Watteau to David, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Kimbell Art Musuem, Fort Worth, 1991-1992, no. 60, repro.
Bibliography
1906
Soullié, Louis, and Charles Masson. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné de François Boucher. Paris, 1906: no. 124 (published as a supplement to André Michel, François Boucher, Paris, 1906).
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 18, as Boucher
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 11, repro., as Boucher
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 40, repro., as Boucher
1980
Ananoff, Alexandre, with Daniel Wildenstein. L'opera completa di Boucher. Milan, 1980: no. 36.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 334, no. 447, color repro., as by François Boucher.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 59, repro., as Boucher
1985
The First Painters of the King. Exh. cat. Stair Sainty Matthiesen, New York; New Orleans Museum of Art; Columbus Museum of Art, 1985:137
1986
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. "Fragonard dans les musées français." Revue du Louvre (1986):58+, n. 6
1987
Cabanne, Pierre. Fragonard. Paris, 1987:19
1987
Rosenberg, Pierre. Fragonard. Exh. Cat. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987:34, repro.
1988
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Paris,1988:39, repro.
1989
Rosenberg, Pierre. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Fragonard. Paris, 1989:28
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: 214, fig. 80a (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. 29, 151-156, color repro.
2015
Goulemot, Jean M. Le petit dictionnaire: Fragonard, en 16 plaisirs. Paris, 2015: 76-77, color repro.