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Probably Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon, Paris, by 1795, one of 19 Don Quixote drawings by Fragonard owned by him (sale, Paris, 1826, no. 728 [the group]); to Delaunay. Lt. Col. E. W. Blunt Mackenzie, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Scotland (sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 July 1933, no. 97); Hon. Irwin Boyle Laughlin, Washington, D.C. (not in Lugt), 1933; his wife, Therese Iselin Laughlin, Washington, D.C., 1941; their daughter, Gertrude Laughlin Chanler, New York, 1958; gift to NGA, 2000.

Exhibition History
Eighteenth Century Drawings from the Collection of Mrs. Gerturde Laughlin Chanler, NGA, Washington, D.C., 1982, no. 12.
Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection (Summer 2000), National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2000 (no catalogue).
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 206-209, 288, no. 91b (color).
Portalis, Baron Roger de. Les dessinateurs d'illustrations au 18e siècle. 2 parts in 4 vols. Paris, 1877, 1 (pt. 2): 224, 229 (the series).
Portalis, Baron Roger. Fragonard. Sa vie et son oeuvre. 2 vols. Paris, 1889: 2: 215, 299 (the series).
Mongan, Elizabeth, Philip Hofer, and Jean Seznec. Fragonard Drawings for Ariosto. New York, 1945: 19-20, 35 (the series).
Ananoff, Alexandre. "Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard et son père." Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de l'Art Français (1961): 155-157 (the series as by A. E. Fragonard).
Ananoff, Alexandre. L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). 4 vols. Paris, 1961-1970, 4: no. 2667 (the series as by Alexandre-Evariste Fragonard).
Williams, Eunice. Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge; Frick Collection, New York. Washington, 1978: under no. 60 (the series).
Rosenberg, Pierre. Fragonard. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987: 499-500 (the series).
Laughton, Bruce. "Daumier's Drawings of Don Quixote." Master Drawings 34, no. 4 (Winter 1996): 400-401 (the series).
Dupuy-Vachey, Marie-Anne. Fragonard et le Roland Furieux. Paris, 2003: 8 (the series).
Dupuy-Vachey, Marie-Anne. Fragonard: Les plaisirs d'un siècle. Exh. cat. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 2007: 140-142 (the series).