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(Anonymous sale, Paris, May 31, 1790, no. 180); M. Marmontel, Paris (sold, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Jan 25-26, 1883, no. 100); Richard Lyon, Paris (sold, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, April 3, 1886, no. 40); M.P. Ledoux, Paris (sold, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, March 5, 1918, no. 27): Adrien Fauchier-Magnan, Paris; Arthur Veil-Picard (died 1944), Paris; by inheritance to his son Arthur Veil-Picard, until at least 1954. [1] Guiraud Brothers, Paris; Jean Straus, New York; Mrs. Jesse I. Straus [1876-1970], New York; (sold New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., Oct 21, 1970, no. 31); Armand Hammer Collection, 1970; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History

1971
Exhibited almost continuously with the Armand Hammer collection from late 1970 to 1987, starting with Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (except National Gallery of Norway, Oslo, 1979, and Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1979).
1978
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, no. 47 (Eunice Williams).
1978
Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978, 23 (Andrew Robison).
1987
Fragonard, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; 1987-1988, no. 227 (Pierre Rosenberg).
1987
Master Drawings from The Armand Hammer Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1987, no. 22.
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 204-205, 288, no. 90 (color).

Bibliography

n.d.
Salz, Alan, et al. Tableaux et dessins. Didier Aaron, Catalogue V. Paris-London-New York, n.d.: under no. 12.
1880
Goncourt, Edmond and Jules de. L'Art du XVIIIe siècle. 2 vols. Paris, 1880-1882, 2: 350-374.
1889
Baron Roger Portalis, Honoré Fragonard, sa vie et son oeuvre, Paris, 1889, 1: 114; 2: 200, 310.
1956
Ananoff, Alexandre. "Des révélations sensationnelles sur Fragonard." Connaissance des arts, no. 54 ( August 1956): repro. p. 42.
1956
Louis Réau, Fragonard, sa vie et son oeuvre, Brussels, 1956: 205, fig. 79.
1961
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970, 1: no. 40, fig. 18; 3: 290.
1963
Gimpel, René. Journal d'un collectionneur, marchand de tableaux. Paris, 1963: 22.
1972
Christopher White, "The Armand Hammer Collection: Drawings." Apollo 95 (June 1972): 460.
1977
Dalevèze, Jean. "Trois maîtries de dessin français du XVIIIe siècle dans la collection Armand Hammer." L'Oeil, no. 261 (1977): 11, fig. 7.
1987
Jean-Pierre Cuzin, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Vie et oeuvre, Paris, 1987: 193, 194, fig. 237.

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