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Provenance

De Wailly, Paris; (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 17-18 February 1853, no. 159); Baron Louis Auguste de Schwiter [1805-1889] (Lugt 1768) (his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 20-21 April 1883, no. 174); Henri Michel-Lévy (his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 12-13 May 1919, no. 135); Mme. Piez, Paris, by 1957; (Colnaghi, London, 1959); private collection, Great Britain; (sale Monte Carlo, Sotheby's, 11 February 1979, no. 51); Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shepard Morgan, Duxbury, MA; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1984
Watteau, 1684-1721, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1984; Grand Palais, Paris, 1984-85; Charlottenburg Castle, Berlin, 1985; no. 131.
1991
NGA Anniversary, 1991, 84.
Bibliography
1996
Rosenberg, Pierre and Louis-Antoine Prat. Antoine Watteau 1684-1721. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1996.