all inscriptions on verso by unknown hands, across top verso in brown ink over graphite (partially obliterated): Mr et mad Bliz...t mr L..roi acte[...]; in brown ink just below that: Blizet; in graphite below that: par Carmontell; across center verso in graphite: M. & Mme Blizet et Mr LeRoy, / acteur-; lower center in graphite: 11 dess; lower right verso in graphite: 85.
A. Firmin-Didot (1790-1876)(Lugt 119)(Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 April-12 May 1877, no. 85); (William H. Schab Gallery, New York); purchased by Ruth Carter Stevenson for the NGA, 1987.
- Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 180-181, 286, no. 79 (color).
- William H. Schab Gallery. Master Prints and Drawings of Five Centuries. Catalogue 67. New York, [1985?]: no.10.