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Antoine-Vincent Arnault (sale, Paris, Coutelier, 15-18 April 1835, lot 20); W.W. Hope (sale, Paris, Pouchet, 12 June 1855, lot 32); Eugène Tondu (apparently his sale, Paris, Pillet, 24 April 1865); Emile Delagarde, by 1930; E.M. Hermes; (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 28 November 1984, lot 1); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History

1930
Exposition L.-L. Boilly, Jacques Seligmann & Fils, Paris, 1930, no. 101.
1985
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1985, no. 107 (checklist only).
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 101.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 85.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 84.
1989
1789: French Art During the Revolution, Colnaghi Gallery, New York, 1989, no. 5.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 105.
1995
The Art of Louis-Léopold Boilly: Modern Life in Napoleonic France, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996, no. 37b.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 101.
1999
Dominique-Vivant Denon: L'oeil de Napoléon, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1999-2000, no. 374
2000
Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000-2001.
2000
Art for the Nation:Collecting for a New Century, NGA, Washington, D.C., 2000, 202.
2004
"Le Sacre de Napoléon Peint par David", Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2004-2005, no. 40.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.

Bibliography

1898
Harisse, Henry. L.-L. Boilly Peintre, Dessinateur et Lithographe: Sa Vie et son Oeuvre 1761-1845. Paris, 1898: 24-25, no. 1145.
1913
Marmottan, Paul. Le peintre Louis Boilly (1791-1845). Paris, 1913: 123.
1934
Goldschmidt, Ernst.Frankrigs Malerkunst, dens Farve, dens Historie. Copenhagen, 1934: 140, 142, 210, reprod. p. 135.
1973
Chatelain, Jean. Dominique Vivant Denon at le Louvre de Napoléon. Paris, 1973: repro. between pages 192 and 193.
1985
Duret-Robert, François. "Deux longueurs d'avance pour Madame Vigée-Le Brun," Connaissance des arts, 395 (January 1985): repro. 92.
1985
Eliel, C.S. Form and Content in the Genre Works of Louis-Léopold Boilly, unpublished dissertation, New York University Institute of Fine Arts, 1985: 39-42.
1990
Horii, Toshio. "From the Age of Refinement to the World of the Tempest."In Revolution in Fashion: European Clothing, 1715-1815, New York, 1990: repro. 124.
1995
The Art of Louis-Léopold Boilly: Modern Life in Napoleonic France. Exh. cat. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 37b.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 101.
2005
Fahy, Everett. The Wrightsman Pictures. New Haven, 2005: 287, under cat. 76, fig. 4.

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