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Inscription

by the artist center on scroll of upper shield in pen and brown ink: ATTENVANDO; and titled across bottom: IMPERFECTORVM/ ACADEMIA; on verso calculations prob. by the artist

Provenance

Julius Weitzner, New York; Julius S. Held [1905-2002], Bennington, Vermont, by 1970; gift to NGA in 1985

Exhibition History
1970
Selections from the Drawing Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius S. Held, University Art Gallery, Binghamton; traveling exhibition, 1970, no. 73 (as French, early 17th century).
1979
Master Drawings from the Collection of Ingrid and Julius S. Held, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; traveling exhibition, 1979, no. 19 (as anonymous 17th century).
1990
Julius S. Held: Drawings from His Collection. Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University. Checklist no. 22 (as French, 17th century).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 42-43, 276, no. 12 (color).
Bibliography
1965
Pariset, François-Georges. "De Bellange à Deruet," Bull. de la Société de l'histoire de France, 1965 (1966): 67, pl. VI, fig. 1 (opp. p. 68).
1993
Dessins français du XVIIe siècle dans les collections publiques françaises. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre. Paris, 1993: 70, under no. 18 (entry by Jean-François Méjanès).
2008
Boyer, Jean-Claude. "Une Académie imparfaite?" in République des Lettres, République des Arts. Mélanges offerts à Marc Fumaroli, de l'Académie Française. Edited by Christian Mouchel and Colette Nativel. Geneva, 2008: 49-58, 658, fig. 3.