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Inscription

in pen and brown ink at lower left: CR; verso, in pen and brown ink at upper left: No 2, and at upper center: No 5 (scribbled out in pen and black ink); in graphite at center: 1244; in graphite at lower left: E. Bouchardon/Esquisse pour la fontaine de la Rue de GRENELLE à PARIS; in graphite at lower right: matter's notes and A.19066; in another hand, CR; and barely legible in graphite at bottom right: Bouchardon

Provenance

C. Briscoe (Lugt 347c); D.H. Molesworth; (sale, New York, Christie's, 10 January 1996, lot 204); purchased (via David Tunick) 1996 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1998
Fountains: Splash and Spectacle, Water and Design from the Renaissance to the Present, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 1998 (not in cat.).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 116-117, 282, no. 49 (color).