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Inscription

lower right: Prudhon / 1808

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Provenance

The portrait's original owner is said to have been the sitter [1789-1854], Bordeaux, France; by descent to the Johnston family, Bordeaux.[1] Edouard-Napoléon-Cesar-Edmond Mortier, duc de Trévise [1883-1946], Paris, in 1913; (his sale, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Paris, 19 May 1938, no. 36); bought in for the family by (Robert Lebel [1901-1986], Paris);[2] (Julius H. Weitzner [1896-1986], New York); sold 1952 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1922
Exposition P.-P. Prud'hon, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1922, no. 52, as Portrait d'homme.
1937
Chefs-d'oeuvre de l'art français, Palais National des Arts, 1937, no. 211, repro., as M. Johnson [sic].
1997
Prud'hon ou le rêve du bonheur [title for New York showing: Pierre-Paul Prud'hon], Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997-1998, no. 139, repro.

Bibliography

1924
Guiffrey, Jean. L'Oeuvre de P.-P. Prud'hon. Paris, 1924: 262-263, no. 704.
1926
Lapouyade, Méaudre de. Essai d'Histoire des Faïenceries de Bordeaux du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours. Macon, 1926: 74-79, pl. 18.
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: 144, no. 56, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 375, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 105.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 93, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 276, repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 363, fig. 327, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 418, no. 596, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 320, repro.
1986
Laveissière, Sylvain. Prud'hon. Las Justice et la Vengeance divine poursuivant le Crime (Les dossiers du département des peintures 32). Paris, Musée du Louvre, 1986: 8.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 325-329, color repro.

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