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Inscription

lower left in graphite: COROT. 1844.

Provenance

Ernest Rouart, Paris; Richards S. Davis, Minneapolis, by 1947; Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA; (sale, London, Sotheby's, 1 July 1964, no. 61); Stanley; purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1939
The Great Tradition of French Painting. Wildenstein and Co., New York, June-October, 1939, no. 57.
1942
The Serene World of Corot. Wildenstein and Co., New York, Nov.-Dec., 1942, no. 78.
1944
Possibly French Pastels and Drawings from Clouet to Degas. Wildenstein and Co., New York, Feb.-Mar., 1944, no. 101.
1947
19th Century French Drawings. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Mar.-April, 1947. no. 43.
1997
Building a Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997-1998, no. 132.