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Inscription

illegibly in faded brown ink across the bottom; verso, in graphite at center right: Collections/Louis Paraf et/S.S. Bond/certifié par G. Wildenstein

Provenance

ARD (Lugt 172). [1] Louis Paraf. S. S. Bond. [2] (sale, Amsterdam, R. W. P. De Vries, Dessins des maitres anciens et modernes, Part II, 1929, no. I, as Vue dans la Villa d’Este). (sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 23 March 1930, no. 16 as Coin de parc de villa italienne avec cascade, baluster, statue et vases, terrasse et pins parasols ). Richard Owen, Paris; purchased 1937 by Samuel H. Kress, New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1990
Gardens on Paper, Prints and Drawings, 1200-1900, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990, 132-133, fig. 86 (as Anon. French 18th c.)(Virginia Tuttle Clayton).
1990
J.H. Fragonard e H. Robert a Roma, Villa Medici, Rome, 1990-1991, no. 177 (Jean-Pierre Cuzin).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 228-229, 289, no. 99 (color).
Bibliography
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970, 3: no. 1529 (as Fragonard).

1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 341, dK508, fig.307 (as Anon. French 18th c.).
1983
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. "De Fragonard à Vincent," Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art français, Année 1981. Paris, 1983, 116-117, 123 note 59, fig. 28.
1988
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. François-André Vincent, 1746-1816. Paris, 1988: no. 18.
2007
Cuzin, Jean-Pierre, and Dimitri Salmon. Fragonard: Regards croisés. Paris, 2007: 98, fig. 143 (color).