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Provenance

Gaston Le Breton [1845- 1915]; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-8 December 1921, no. 63, as Fontaine dans le parc d’une ville italienne by Fragonard). Eugene Rodrigues [1853- ?1928], Paris by 1925; [1] (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris 28-29 November 1928, no. 113 as Parc de villa italienne by Fragonard). CR (similar to Lugt 632, Corrado Ricci [1858- 1934]). Richard Owen, Paris; Samuel H. Kress 1936 New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1925
Le paysage français de Poussin à Corot. Petit Palais, Paris, 1925, no. 439.
1978
Drawings of Fragonard in North American COllections. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge; Frick Collection, New York. Washington, 1978, no. 8 (Eunice Williams).
1990
Gardens on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1200-1900. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990, 132, 171, no. 85 (Virginia Tuttle Clayton).
1990
J. H. Fragonard and H. Robert a Roma. Villa Medici, Rome, 1990, no. 76 (Pierre Rosenberg, Jean-Pierre Cuzin, and Catherine Roulot).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 200-201, 287-288, no. 88 (color).
Bibliography
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970, 1: no. 313.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 341, dK452, fig.306 (as Hubert Robert).
1993
Jean Montague Massengale, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993: 30, fig. 38.