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Inscription

on third folio (the first with drawings by Vien) in graphite at upper right: Etudes par Clerisseau

Provenance

Antonio Cesare Poggi (died c. 1836; Lugt 617); Charles Edouard Mewes; Mark J. Millard, New York; purchased by NGA, 1983.

Exhibition History
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 138-141, 283, no. 60a-e.
Bibliography
1988
Gaehtgens, Thomas W. and Jacques Lugand. Joseph-Marie Vien Peintre du Roi (1716-1809). Paris, 1988: 132-133, no. 17a (the album; all drawings repr.)
1990
Méjanès, Jean-François, in Acquisitions, 1984-1989. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, Cabinet des dessins. Paris, 1990: 81, under no. 116 (the album).
1993
Wiebenson, Dora and Claire Baines. The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume I, French Books Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. Washington, 1993: no. 53 (the album; 1983.49.187 repr.).