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by later hand, lower right in red chalk: Watteau


Possibly M. Aubert; (sale, Paris, 2 March 1786, no. 90). Émile Galichon; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 May 1875, no. 173); Louis Galichon, Paris (Lugt 1060); (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 4-9 March 1895, no. 169); Alfred Louis Lebeuf de Montgermont [1841-1918], Paris; (his estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 16-19 June 1919, no. 292); Gentile di Giuseppe; Private Collection, France; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 June 1955, no. 70, as coming from the château of Haut Buc in Seine-et-Oise). Curtis O. Baer [1898-1976], New Rochelle, New York, from 1957; his son, George Baer, Atlanta and Mexico City, from 1976; (Jill Newhouse, New York, 1999); purchased 1999 by NGA.

Exhibition History

Drawings from the Collection of Curtis O. Baer, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1958, no. 40 (cat. by Agnes Mongan).
The Rococo Age: French Masterpieces of the Eighteenth Century, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1983, no. 58.
Master Drawings from Titian to Picasso, The Curtis O. Baer Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Indianapolis Museum of Art; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Frederick Wight Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, 1985-1987, no. 58 (cat. by Eric M. Zafran).


Goncourt, Edmond de. Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, dessiné, et gravé d'Antoine Watteau. Paris, 1875: under no. 682.
Parker, Karl Theodore, and Jacques Mathey. Antoine Watteau: catalogue complet de son oeuvre dessiné. Paris, 1957: no. 141.
Mathey, Jacques. "Drawings by Watteau and Gillot." The Burlington Magazine 102 (1960): 357.
Eidelberg, Martin. "P. A. Quillard, an Assistant to Watteau." The Art Quarterly 33 (1970): 59, fig. 29.
Eidelberg, Martin. "Quillard as Draughtsman." Master Drawings 19 (1981): 31, fig. 3.
Roland Michel, Marianne. Watteau: Un artiste au XVIIIe siecle. Paris, 1984: 135-136, fig. 89.
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "News." The Watteau Society Bulletin 2 (1985): 44.
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "The Drawings of Antoine Watteau: stylistic development and problems of chronology." 3 vols. Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1987: 142-143, 148, no. 93, fig. 133.
Roland Michel, Marianne. "Watteau et les 'Figures de différents caractères'" in Antoine Watteau (1684 - 1721) The Painter, His Age, and His Legend. Paris, 1987: 120 and note 4.
Rosenberg, Pierre and Louis-Antoine Prat. Antoine Watteau 1684-1721. Catalogue raisonné des dessins. Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1996: no. 21.
Wintermute, Alan. "Le Pèlerinage à Watteau, An Introduction to the Drawings of Watteau and His Circle." In exh. cat. Watteau and His World, French Drawings from 1700 to 1750, New York and Ottawa, 1999-2000, 38-39, fig. 35.
Rosenberg, Pierre. From Drawing to Painting: Poussin, Watteau, Fragonard, David & Ingres. Princeton, 2000: 70-71, fig. 85.

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