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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
Exposition Chardin et Fragonard, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 1907, no. 6.
French Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII Century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1935-1936, no. 25, repro.
Chardin and the Modern Still Life, Marie Harriman Gallery, New York, 1936.
The Painters of Still Life, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1938, no. 53, repro.
Contemporary French Paintings from the Collection of Governor and Mrs. Averell Harriman, Albany Institute of History and Art, 1955, no cat.
Pictures Collected by Yale Alumni, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1956, no. 21, repro.
Trends in Painting 1600-1800, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1957, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Summer loan exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1958, no cat.
Exhibition of the Marie and Averell Harriman Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961, unnumbered catalogue, repro. 9.
Loan for display with permanent collection, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1974-1976.
Fragonard and His Friends: Changing Ideals in Eighteenth Century Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1982-1983, no. 30, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 68, repro.
Rosenberg, Pierre. L'opera completa di Chardin. Milan, 1983: no. 169, repro.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 323, no. 424, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 87, repro.
Roland Michel, Marianne. Chardin. Paris, 1994:178.
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).
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.