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Provenance

Baron de Saint-Julien;[1] (his sale, Hôtel de Bullion, Paris, 21 June 1784 and days following, no. 69 [a pair of Chardin still lifes]); Dulac. Peter Adolf Hall [1739-1793], Paris; by inheritance in his family to a descendant of his daughter Lucie; (sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 13 March 1922, no. 9);[2] (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London); sold to William R. [1866-1949] and Lillian S. [1881-1959] Timken, New York, by 1933; (Paul Drey, New York); purchased May 1937 by W. Averell [1891-1986] and Marie [1903-1970] Harriman, New York;[3] W. Averell Harriman Foundation, New York; gift 1972 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1907
Exposition Chardin et Fragonard, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1907, no. 6.
1935
French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1935-1936, no. 25, repro.
1936
Chardin and the Modern Still Life, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1936.
1938
The Painters of Still Life, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1938, no. 53, repro.
1955
Contemporary French Paintings from the Collection of Governor and Mrs. Averell Harriman, Albany Institute of History and Art, 1955, no cat.
1956
Pictures Collected by Yale Alumni, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1956, no. 21, repro.
1957
Trends in Painting 1600-1800, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1957, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1958
Summer loan exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1958, no cat.
1961
Exhibition of the Marie and Averell Harriman Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961, unnumbered catalogue, repro. 9.
1974
Loan for display with permanent collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1974-1976.
1982
Fragonard and His Friends: Changing Ideals in Eighteenth Century Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1982-1983, no. 30, repro.
Bibliography
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 68, repro.
1983
Rosenberg, Pierre. L'opera completa di Chardin. Milan, 1983: no. 169, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 323, no. 424, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 87, repro.
1994
Roland Michel, Marianne. Chardin. Paris, 1994:178.
2005
The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 78 (not in the exhibition).
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 18, 92-95, color repro.