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Inscription

lower left in plate: Watteau del.; lower right in plate: Demarteau sc.; across bottom in plate: A Paris chés Demarteau Graveur (paper abraded) rue de la Pelterie à la Cloche N. 419; by later hand, lower center verso in graphite: [pa?]933; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 8

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. 43.
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004, no. 28, as Head of a Young Woman by Gilles Demarteau the Elder after Antoine Watteau.
Bibliography
1896
Leymarie, L. de. L'Oeuvre de Gilles Demarteau l'aine graveur du roi, catalogue descriptif. Paris: Georges Rapilly, 1896: no. 419.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 43.
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004: no. 28.