Provenance

Louis Duval de l'Épinoy; Marquis Joffroy de Beaumont-Beynac, Château de la Roque, Dordogne; Galerie Cailleux, Paris; purchased by Samuel H. Kress, 1956; gift to NGA, 1961

Exhibition History
1955
Schönheit des XVIII. Jahrhunderts. Zurich, Kunsthaus, 1955, no. 177.
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 136-137, 283, no. 59 (color).
Bibliography
1959
National Gallery of Art. Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. Washington, 1959: 357, repro.
1968
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1965: 73.
1975
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. Washington, 1975: 188, repro.
1976
Johnson, Edward Mead. Francis Cotes: Complete Edition with a Critical Essay and a Catalogue. Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1976: 10, fig. 19.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 321-322, fig. 290.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 326, no. 430, color repro.
1985
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. Washington, 1985: 219, repro.
1992
Rosenfeld, Myra Nan. "La culture de Largillierre." Revue de l'art 98 (1992): 50, 53 note 77, fig. 16.
2000
Debrie, Christine, and Xavier Salmon. Maurice-Quentin de La Tour: Prince des pastellistes. Paris, 2000: 207, 211, fig. 124.
2004
Salmon, Xavier. Le voleur d'âmes: Maurice-Quentin de La Tour. Exh. cat. Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles. Versailles, 2004: 105.
2006
Jeffares, Neil. Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800. London, 2006: 288.