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Probably Charles Gasc (L.544), Paris, c. 1850; (Vente L. Tabourier, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 20-22 June 1898, no. 144); Richard S. Owen, Paris; purchased 1937 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1963 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1984
Watteau, 1684-1721. National Gallery of Art and tour, 1984-85, 99-102, no. 36 (Margaret Morgan Grasselli).
1999
"Watteau and His World: French Drawings from 1700 to 1750", The Frick Collection, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1999-2000, no. 44a, 44b (Alan Wintermute).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 104-105, 281, no. 43 (color; recto and verso).

Bibliography

1875
Goncourt, Edmond de. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, dessiné et gravé d'Antoine Watteau. Paris, 1875: under no. 572.
1957
Parker, K.T. and J. Mathey, Antoine Watteau, catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné. 2 vols. Paris, 1957, 2: no. 781.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. London, 1977: 300, dK505, fig. 265.
1978
Jean-Richard, Pierrette. Musée du Louvre. Cabinet des Dessins. Collection Edmond de Rothschild. Inventaire général des graveurs. École Français I. L'Oeuvre gravé de François Boucher... Paris, 1978, 51, under no. 101 (verso).
1984
Opperman, Hal. "The Countenance of Watteau." unpublished manuscript, 1984: 50.
1984
Roland Michel, Marianne. Watteau. Un artiste au XVIIIe siècle. Paris and London, 1984: 87-88, 253, 277 note 33.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 675, no. 1078, color repro. (recto only).
1985
Börsch-Supan, Helmut. Watteau 1684-1721: Führer zur Ausstellung im Schloss Charlottenburg. Berlin, 1985: no. 84.
1987
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "New Observations on Some Watteau Drawings." in François Moureau and Margaret Morgan Grasselli, eds., Antoine Watteau (1684-1721): The Painter, His Age and His Legend. Papers from the colloquium held in Paris in 1984. Paris, 1987: 99-100, fig. 10 (recto) and fig, 12 (verso).
1987
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "The Drawings of Antoine Watteau: stylistic development and problems of chronology." 3 vols. Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1987: 240 n. 10, 410 n. 55, 427-428, no. 257, figs. 519 (recto) and 520 (verso).
1987
Roland Michel, Marianne. "Watteau et les Figures de différents caractères." In François Moureau and Margaret Morgan Grasselli, eds., Antoine Watteau (1684-1721): The Painter, His Age and His Legend. Papers from the colloquium held in Paris in 1984. Paris, 1987: 119 note 2.
1996
Rosenberg, Pierre and Louis-Antoine Prat. Antoine Watteau 1684-1721. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1996, 2: no. 620.
1998
Sotheby's New York, sale cat., 21 May 1998, 166, under lot 125, fig. 2.

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