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Marks and Labels

On the old mount at lower right, blind stamp of the mount-maker, J.B. Glomy (Lugt 1120)

Provenance

Léon Michel-Lévy (sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 17-18 June 1925, no. 26), bought by Schoeller; Private collection ("Monsieur A.G.")(sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 8-9 May 1934, no. 84), bought by Cotnareau. Galerie Cailleux, Paris; to Robert H. and Clarice Smith, Washington, DC; gift to NGA in 1980.

Exhibition History
1982
François Boucher, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, and The Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, 1982, no. 121.
1996
Obras Maestras de la National Gallery of Art. Meso Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico City, 1996, pp. 134-135.
2003
The Drawings of François Boucher, The Frick Collection, New York, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 2004, 24, 115, 116-117, 247, no. 38 (Alastair Laing) (exh. at Fort Worth only).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 134-135, 283, no. 58 (color).
Bibliography
1932
Sterling, Charles. "Boucher et les O'Murphy," L'Amour de l'Art 13 (June 1932): 192, 194, fig. 19.
1966
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Francois Boucher (1703-1770). Paris, 1966: 140, no. 500, fig. 92.
1976
Ananoff, Alexandre, with Daniel Wildenstein. François Boucher. 2 vols. Lausanne and Paris, 1976: 2:302, no. 674 (Dessins, no. 2).
1986
Laing, Alastair, et al. François Boucher, 1703-1770. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts; and Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. New York, 1986: 319, drawing no. 4.