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Inscription

in unknown hand, lower right: Frago.

Provenance

Unidentified collector (blue star, Lugt undescribed). [1] Adrien Fauchier-Magnan, London; (sale, Sotheby’s, London, 4 December 1935, no. 13); Richard Owen; Samuel H. Kress 1936; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: p. 337: dK451, fig. 300.
1978
Williams 1978, 25.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 677, no. 1083, color repro.
1991
Wadley, Nicholas. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing. London, 1991: fig. 26, p. 31.
2000
Rosenberg, Pierre. From Drawing to Painting: Poussin, Watteau, Fragonard, David & Ingres. Princeton, 2000: 51, fig. 63.