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Provenance

Félix Doistau, Paris, by 1907; (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 9-11 June 1909, 1st day, no. 37, as Portrait of an Unknown Man by Fragonard); Ducrey. Dr. Théodore Tuffier [1859-1929], Paris, by 1921 until at least 1926. (Jacques Seligmann and Co., Inc., Paris and New York), by 1948; sold March 1952 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1921
Exposition d'oeuvres de J.-H. Fragonard, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, no. 20, as Portrait d'homme.
1926
Exposition Rétrospective d'art français, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1926, no. 51
1945
Portraits français, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 1945, no. 44, repro.
1990
J. H. Fragonard et Hubert Robert à Roma, Villa Medicis, Académie de France à Rome, 1990-1991, no. 1.
2006
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806): Orígenes e influencias. De Rembrandt al siglo XXI, CaixaForum Barcelona, 2006-2007, no. 7, repro.
Bibliography
1929
Grappe, Georges. La vie et l'oeuvre de J.-H. Fragonard. Paris, 1929: repro.
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: 74, no. 25, repro.
1956
Réau, Louis. Fragonard: sa vie et son oeuvre. Brussels, 1956:174, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 372, repro.
1961
Seligman, Germain. Merchants of Art: 1880-1960, Eighty Years of Professional Collecting. New York, 1961: repro. pl. 102.
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. 606, repro., as attributed to Fragonard.
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: 335-336, fig. 291.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 159, 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. 51, 235-239, color repro.