Inscription

lower left: H. Vernet / Rome 1833 [or Roma?]

Provenance

Pierre-Hippolyte Aumont [d. 1865], by 1846.[1] Probably (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6 May 1870, no. 4, as Chasse dans les marais Pontins).[2] (sale, Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, 12 December 1988, no. 78); purchased 18 January 1989 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1846
Exposition au profit de l'Association des Artistes, Peintres, et Sculpteurs, Bazar Bonne-Nouvelle, Paris, 1846, no. 70.
1999
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 1, repro.
2003
Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics, Tate Britain, London; Minneapolis Inst. of Arts; Met. Mus. of Art, New York, 2003-2004, no. 93 (U.S. title: Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism).
Bibliography
1995
Fondation Taylor. Le Baron Taylor, L'Association des artistes et l'exposition du Bazar Bonne-Nouvelle en 1846. Paris, 1995: 35, fig. 87, 283.
2000
Eitner, Lorenz. French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I: Before Impressionism. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 352-355, color repro.