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center left between face and top of barrel: Ch[ardin] / 17[38] (recorded in 1948 as: Chardin / 1738)


Possibly Jacques Augustin de Silvestre [1719-1809], Paris; possibly (his estate sale, F.L. Regnault-Delalande, Paris, 28 February - 25 March 1811, no. 13, paired with Return from Market);[1] Laneuville. Godfrey von Preyer, Vienna. William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York; bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978.
The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Montana Historical Society, Helena, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Chardin 1699-1779, Galeries National du Grand Palais, Paris; Kunstmuseum am Ehrenhof, Dusseldorf; Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999-2000, no. 53.
Antiquities to Impressionism: The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Altes Museum, Berlin, 2003-2004, no. 36, repro.
Inspiring Impressionism: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past, Denver Art Museum, 2008, repro.
Taking Time: Chardin's "Boy building a House of Cards" and other paintings, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, 2012, no. 19, repro.
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 191, no. 225.
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of The W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1932: repro. 24, 39, no. 2039, as Woman with Saucepan.