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Inscription

initialed by the artist in brush and gray wash on the stone wall at left: LM; and again in brush and black wash in the foliage at lower left, LM (now almost invisible)

Provenance

Richard Owen, Paris (Listed as ‘by tradition M. Coindet, First Secretary of Necker’ [1]); purchased 1935 by Samuel H. Kress, New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 89.
1990
Gardens on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1200-1900. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1990, 124, 127, 171, no. 79, reprod. 126 (Virginia Tuttle Clayton).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 250-251, 291, no. 109 (color).
Bibliography
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 346, dK385, fig. 315.