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Inscription

in unknown hand, lower left: f.Boucher 1757

Provenance

Jean Claude Francois Perrin, marquis de Cypierre [1727- 1789]; (sale, Paris, 10 March 1845, no. 174);[1] Etienne Arago [1802- 1892] (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 8-9 February 1872, no. 112). Ludwig Neumann, London. Richard Owen, Paris; Samuel H. Kress, New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1966
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessine de Francois Boucher (1703-1770). Paris, 1966.
1973
Slatkin 1973, 76.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: dK506, fig.283.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 675, no. 1081, color repro.