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Provenance

Chevalier de Kirschbaum; Hippolyte-Alexandre-Gabriel-Walter Destailleur [1822-1893] (Lugt 740), Paris (his sale Paris, Morgaud, 26-27 May 1893, lot 7--volume consisting of 97 folios to Beurdeley for 11,550 fr.); Alfred Beurdeley [1847-1919], Paris (his sale Paris, Rahir, 31 May 1920, lot 123); H. Grosjean-Maupin (his sale, 26 May 1958, lot 43) (sale Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 15 March 1989, lot 12); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 91.
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 52, as Design for the Backplate of a Suit of Parade Armor.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 32-33, 275, no. 7.
Bibliography
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 52.