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Louis Antoine-August Rohan-Chabot, Paris (sold Paris, Dec 8, 1807, no. 43); Baron Vivant-Denon, Paris (sold Paris, Feb 2, 1846, no. 269); H. Walferdin [d. 1863], Paris (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 12-16, 1880, no. 199); Comte de Jaucourt, Paris; Sigismond Bardac [1856-1919], Paris; George and Florence Blumenthal; (sold Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Dec 1-2, 1932, no. 30); (Jean Seligmann, Paris); Mrs. Jesse I. Straus [1876-1970], New York; (sold New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., Oct 21, 1970, no. 34); Armand Hammer Collection, 1970; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History

1860
Tableaux et dessins de l'école française, principalement du XVIIIe siècle, tirés des collections d'amateurs. Salle Martinet, Paris, 1960, no. 12 (as "La Prière")(Philippe Burty).
1921
Exposition d'Oeuvres de J.-H. Fragonard, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Pavillon de Marsan, Louvre, Paris, 1921, no. 133 (Georges Wildenstein, ed.).
1971
Exhibited almost continuously with the Armand Hammer collection from late 1970 to 1987, starting with the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (except National Gallery of Norway, Oslo, 1979, and Natonalmuseum, Stockholm, 1979.
1978
Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts, Washington, 1978, 87 (Andrew Robison).
1979
Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass.; The Frick Collection, New York; 1978-1979, 23, 120-121, no. 46 (as "Grandfather's Reprimand")(Eunice Williams).
1987
Fragonard, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Metropolian Museum of Art, New York; 1987-1988, no. 224 (as "Demandez pardon au grand-papa")(Pierre Rosenberg).
1987
Master Drawings from The Armand Hammer Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1987, no. 21.
1999
Dominique-Vivant Denon: L'oeil de Napoléon, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1999-2000, no. 591 as "La réprimande du grand-papa").
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 202-203, 288, no. 89 (color).

Bibliography

n.d.
Salz, Alan, et al. Tableaux et dessins. Didier Aaron, Catalogue V. Paris-London-New York, n.d.: under no. 12 (reproduced).
1826
Pérignon, A.N. Description des objets d'art qui compose le cabinet de feu M. le Baron V. Denon (II) tableaux, dessins et miniatures. Paris, 1826: 178, no. 732.
1889
Baron Roger Portalis. Honoré Fragonard, sa vie et son oeuvre. Paris, 1889, 2: 310-311 (as "La prière," "La prière au grand-père," and "La réprimande du grand papa").
1956
Réau, Louis. Fragonard, sa vie et son oeuvre. Brussels, 1956: 206 (as "Visite au docteur").
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970, 1: no. 41; 2: 294.
1972
Christopher White. "The Hammer Collection: Drawings." Apollo 95 (June 1972); 460.
1977
Dalevèze, Jean. "Trois maîtres de dessin français du XVIIIe siècle dans la collection Armand Hammer." L'Oeil, no. 261 (1977): 11, fig. 8.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 677, no. 1082, color repro.
1993
Jean Montague Massengale. Jean-Honoré Fragonard. New York, 1993: 38-39, fig. 55 (as "Ask Grandfather's Pardon").

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