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Inscription

by later hand, center right in graphite, erased: 24 / 20 / 10 / 120

Provenance

Camille Groult [1837-1908]; (sale, Paris, 18 December 1941, lot 39);[1] Jacques Mathey, Paris, by 1957; (sale, New York, Christie's, 10 January 1996, lot 198); purchased by NGA, 1996.

Bibliography
1957
Parker, K.T. and J. Mathey. Antoine Watteau. Paris, 1957: I no. 204 (verso, illustrated as by Watteau).
1993
Grasselli, M. Morgan. "Eighteen Drawings by Antoine Watteau: A Chronological Study." Master Drawings, XXXI (1993): 126, under note 13 (as not by Watteau).