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lower left: Gros

Provenance

The sitter [1780-1854]; the Vignardonne family until 1936; Dr. Georges Viau [1855-1939]; (his estate sale, part II, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 February 1943, no. 121, 15,000 francs). (Julius H. Weitzner [1896-1986], London and New York); sold 1 October 1954 to Chester Dale [1882-1962], New York; bequest 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1936
Gros, ses amis, ses elèves, Petit Palais, Paris, 1936, no. 97
1965
The Chester Dale Bequest, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1845
Delestre, Jean Baptiste. Gros et ses ouvrages. Paris, 1845: 384-385 (2nd edition, Paris, 1867: 267, 372).
1880
Tripier Le Franc, J. Histoire de la vie et de la mort du baron Gros. Paris, 1880: 431.
1936
Escholier, Raymond. Gros, ses amis et ses élèves. Paris, 1936: 16.
1965
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings & Sculpture of the French School in the Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 29, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 63.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 55, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 164, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 423, no. 604, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 191, repro.
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: 273-276, color repro.