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Inscription

lower right in black chalk: f. Boucher 1765. f.

Provenance

Pierre-Louis-Paul Randon de Boisset [1708-1776]; (his estate sale, Paris, 27 February 1777, no. 356); Baron Nathaniel Mayer von Rothschild [1836-1905], Vienna; by inheritance to his nephew Baron Alphons de Rothschild [1878-1942], Vienna; (Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York) by 1953; Sydney J. Lamon, New York (sale, London, Christie's, 27 November 1973, lot 317); Harry Michaels (sale, London, Christie's, 11 December 1979, lot 158); (purchased by Thomas Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, with Spencer Samuels, New York); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990.

Exhibition History
1953
Five Centuries of Drawings, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 1953, no. 173.
1982
Fragonard & His Friends: Changing Ideals in Eighteenth Century Art. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1982-1983, no. 27.
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, and tour, 1983-85, no. 59.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 97.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Albertina, Vienna, 1986, no. 82.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 80.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 100.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 91 (entry by Margaret Morgan Grasselli).
1997
Six Centuries/Six Artists, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997.
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, no.
Bibliography
1983
Matteson, Lynn R. "Old Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection." Pantheon. 41 (1983): 386-387.