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Inscription

lower left in plate: f. Boucher f.; lower right in plate: Demarteau [?] S; across bottom in plate: Du Cabinet de Madame d'Azaincourt. A Paris chés Demarteau Graveur du Roi, rue de la Pelterie a la Cloche No. 149; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: 9945

Provenance

(Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, London); Dr. Ruth B. Benedict (1913-1993), Washington, DC; by descent to Philip and Judith Benedict; gift to NGA, 1997.

Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 44.
1997
Six Centuries/Six Artists, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997.
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004, no. 13, as Head of a Woman Looking Up by Gilles Demarteau the Elder after François Boucher.
Bibliography
1896
Leymarie, L. de. L'Oeuvre de Gilles Demarteau l'aine graveur du roi, catalogue descriptif. Paris: Georges Rapilly, 1896: no. 149.
1978
Jean-Richard, Pierrette. L'oeuvre grave de François Boucher, dans la Collection Edmond de Rothschild. Paris, 1978: no. 720.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 44.
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004: no. 13.