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Inscription

across bottom in red chalk: L'Allegresse : Le chagrin.; numbered in red chalk at top center: 5; in banner on the thyrsys in red chalk: HILARITAS

Provenance

(Galerie Cailleux, Paris); acquired 1987 by the NGA.

Exhibition History
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 234-235, 290, no. 102a (color).
Bibliography
1877
Portalis, Baron Roger de. Les dessinateurs d'illustrations au 18e siècle. 2 parts in 4 vols. Paris, 1877, 1 (pt. 1): 123.

1880
Goncourt, Edmond and Jules de. L'art du dix-huitième siècle. 2 vols. Paris, 1880-1882, 2: 125.

1912
Cohen, Henri. Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures de XVIIIe siècle. 6th ed., rev. and augmented by Seymour de Ricci. Paris, 191: col. 455.

1987
Michel, Christian. Charles-Nicolas Cochin et le livre illustré au XVIIIe siècle. Geneva, 1987: 314, no. 152q.