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by later hand, lower left in pen and brown ink: 44x; by Thomas Thane, upper center verso in pen and browm ink: T Th Enaht 1819; by later hand, across bottom verso in graphite: Anthony Watteau-Born at Valenciennes / in 1684 Died in France in 1721 / aged 37; by William Esdaile, lower left verso inpen and brown ink: 18344 WE 44; by later hand, on mount, upper right in graphite: Cat. 903.


Thomas Thane, 1819 [1782-1846] (Lugt 2462 and 811); William Esdaile, 1834 [1758-1837] (Lugt 2617); John Postle Heseltine [1843-1929] (Lugt 1507) ; Mrs. Beatrice Beck Fahnstock; gift to NGA, 1963.

Exhibition History
French 18th and 19th Century Drawings. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC 1974.
Parker, K.T. and J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau, catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné. 2 vols. Paris, 1957: II, under no. 911.
Rosenberg, Pierre and Louis-Antoine Prat. Antoine Watteau 1684-1721. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1996.