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Provenance

H. Walferdin [d. 1863], Paris, (sale, Paris, 12-16 April 1880, no. 1921); John Postle Heseltine [1843-1929], London; Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris; Mrs. Jesse I. Straus, New York (sale, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 21 Oct 1970, no. 32); Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles, CA; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1909
National Loan Exhibition in Aid of National Gallery Funds, Grafton Galleries, London, 1909-10, no. 99.
1914
Paintings and Drawings by Fragonard, E. Gimpel and Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1914, no. 31.
1928
La Vie Parisienne au XVIIIe Siecle, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, 1928, no. 165.
1931
Exposition de Dessins de Fragonard, Galerie Jacques Seligmann et Fils, Ancien Hôtel de Sagan, Paris, 1931, no. 55.
1971
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1971, starting with Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock.
Bibliography
1889
Baron Roger Portalis, Honoré Fragonard, sa vie et son oeuvre, Paris, 1889, 307.
1900
Drawings by François Boucher, J.-H. Fragonard and Antoine Watteau in the Collection of J.P. Heseltine, London, 1900, p. 39, no. 4 (engraving by Jules de Goncourt illustrated instead of drawing).
1913
Dessins de l'école français du XVIIIe siècle, provenant de la Collection Heseltine, Paris, 1913, no. 32.
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970.