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Provenance

(Sale, London, Sotheby's, 23 March 1971, lot 107); (Yvonne Tan Bunzl); purchased by NGA, 1971.

Exhibition History
1972
French Master Drawings of the 17th & 18th centuries in North American Collections. Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada, 1972, no. 149, ill. p. 98, pl. II (color)(cat. by Pierre Rosenberg).
1974
NGA Recent Acquisitions 1974, no. 52 (as Rachel and the Idols).
1978
NGA Master Drawings 1978, p. 67 (as Rachel Carrying the Idols).
1989
From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1989, no. 58 (as Creusa Fleeing Troy).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 52-53, 277, no. 17 (color).
Bibliography
1987
Brejon de Lavergnée, Barbara. Dessins de Simon Vouet: 1590-1649. Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1987: 127, no. XCIX.
1990
McCullagh, Suzanne. "Cleveland, Cambridge, and Ottawa: Seventeenth-Century French drawings." The Burlington Magazine 132 (1990): 234-235.
1990
Rosenberg, Pierre. "Review of From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century." Master Drawings XXVIII (1990): 432-433.
1990
The Burlington Magazine 132 (1990): 79, repro.
1995
Martinez, Benjamin and Jacqueline Block. Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design. 2nd edition, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995: 131, fig. B.
2010
Stein, Perrin. "French Drawings, Washington," The Burlington Magazine 102 (January 2010): 67.