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Provenance

Private collection, Germany; (sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 July 1992, no. 169, as French School, 18th Century); (Galerie Cailleux, Paris); purchased by NGA, 1992.

Exhibition History
1992
NGA Durer to Diebenkorn 1992 (late addition, not in catalogue)
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994.
Bibliography
1875
Goncourt, Edmond de. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, dessiné et gravé d'Antoine Watteau. Paris, 1875: under number 540.
1978
Jean-Richard, Pierrette. Musée du Louvre. Cabinet des Dessins. Collection Edmond de Rothschild. Inventaire général des graveurs. École Français I. L'Oeuvre gravé de François Boucher... Paris, 1978, under no. 94.
1993
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "Eighteen Drawings by Antoine Watteau: A Chronological Study." Master Drawings 31/2 (1993): 110-111, no.5.
1996
Rosenberg, Pierre and Louis-Antoine Prat. Antoine Watteau 1684-1721. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1996.
1999
Wintermute, Alan. "Le Pèlerinage à Watteau, An Introduction to the Drawings of Watteau and His Circle." In exh. cat. Watteau and His World, French Drawings from 1700 to 1750, New York and Ottawa, 1999-2000, 20-21, fig. 10.
2009
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009: 92, fig. 1.