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Provenance

Casimir Perrin, marquis de Cypierre [1783-1844], Paris; (his estate sale, at his residence by Thoré, Paris, 10 March 1845 and day following, no. 52 or 53). possibly marquise de Montesquiou-Fezensac, Paris; Camille Groult [1837-1908], Paris, until at least 1889.[1] (Wildenstein & Co., New York); sold February 1954 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1961
Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1961-1962, no. 178, repro.
1987
Fragonard, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987-1988, no. 163.
1988
The Pastoral Landscape: The Legacy of Venice, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988-1989, not in cat.
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, not in cat. (shown only in Washington).
Bibliography
n.d.
Wentzel, H. "Jean-Honoré Fragonards Schaukel." Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch 26 (1964): 214-216, repro.
1880
Goncourt, Edmond de, and Jules de Goncourt. L'art du dix-huitième siècle. 2 vols. Paris, 1880:2:334.
1889
Portalis, Roger. Honoré Fragonard, sa vie et son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1889: 272.
1906
Nolhac, Pierre de. J.-H. Fragonard. Paris, 1906: 69-71, no. 151.
1927
Reau, Louis. "Les Colin-maillard de Fragonard." Gazette des Beaux-Arts ser. 5, no. 15 (March 1927): 150-151, repro.
1956
Einstein, Lewis. "Looking at French Eighteenth Century Pictures in Washington." Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 6th ser., vol. 67, no. 1048-1049 (May-June 1956): 242-244, repro. 238, 239, 240.
1956
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 76-78, no. 26, repro.
1956
Réau, Louis. Fragonard: sa vie et son oeuvre. Brussels, 1956: 158.
1956
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 10, repro.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): 47, pl. 120.
1959
Cooke, Hereward Lester. French Paintings of the 16th-18th Centuries in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number Four in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 38, color repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 366, repro.
1959
Wildenstein, Georges. "L'abbé de Saint-Non artiste et mécène." Gazette des Beaux- Arts ser. 6, no. 54 (November 1959): 244.
1960
Wildenstein, Georges. The Paintings of Fragonard. New York, 1960: no. 448
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:, 187, repro. pl. 178, 181
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 52
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 44, repro.
1972
Mandel, Gabriele. L'Opera completa di Fragonard. Milan, 1972: no. 472, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 132, repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 328-329, figs. 295, 297.
1980
Fried, Michael. Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot. Berkeley, 1980: 139, repro.
1981
Conisbee, Philip. Painting in Eighteenth-Century France. Ithaca, 1981: 178, repro.
1982
Posner, Donald. "The Swinging Women of Watteau and Fragonard." The Art Bulletin 64, no. 1: (March 1982): 80, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 338, no. 455, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 159, repro.
1987
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. "Jean-Honoré Fragonard: Vie et oeuvre." Fribourg, 1987. English edition New York, 1988: 202-203, 325, no. 339, repro.
1987
Lévêque, Jean-Jacques, La vie et l'oeuvre de Jean Honoré Fragonard. Paris, 1987: 42, repro.
1989
Rosenberg, Pierre. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Fragonard. Paris, 1989: 106, no. 312-313, repro.
1996
Timken Museum of Art. Timken Museum of Art: European works of art, American paintings, and Russian icons in the Putnam Foundation collection. San Diego, 1996: 154, 156, repro.
1998
Milam, Jennifer. "Fragonard and the Blindman's Game: Interpreting Representations of Blindman's Buff." Art History 21, no. 1 (March 1998): 9, 11, 13, repro.
2001
Rand, Richard. "Fragonard dans le jardin d'amour." In L'art et les normes sociales au XVIIIe siècle (Passages/Passagen 2). Edited by Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Christian Michel, Daniel Rabreau and Martin Schieder. Paris, 2001: 495, 497, fig. 1.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 252-253, no. 203, color repro.
2004
Rosenberg, Pierre. "Fragonard, La Fête à Saint-Cloud, Louis-Pierre Marchal de Sainscy, et la Banque de France." In Place de Victoires: histoire, architecture, societé. Ed. Isabelle Dubois et. al. Paris, 2004: 255, 257, 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: 59, fig. 58b, 73, 269 (not in the exhibition).
2006
Milam, Jennifer. Fragonard's Playful Paintings: Visual Games in Rococo Art. Manchester, 2006: 32-33, 39, 42, 131, 139.
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. 40, 195-203, color repro.
2012
Percival, Melissa. Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination. Burlington, Vt., 2012: 223, 224, fig. 6.13.