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signed at lower right in ink: P. Peyron; by later hand(?) lower edge in pen and gray ink: Des que Thémire parut Vénus ne regarda qu'elle. Elle appela les Graces. Allez la couron /ener leur dit-elle; de toutes les beautés que je vois c'est la seule qui vous ressemble. By a different hand in pen and gray ink at lower right: Temple de Gnide


Private collection, France; Didier Aaron et Cie, Paris; Jeffrey E. Horvitz, Boston, MA, 1999 (his mark, an H in a diamond printed in black on the mount, not in Lugt); gift to NGA, 2008.

Exhibition History

Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 266-267, 292, no. 115 (color).


Rosenberg, Pierre, and Udolpho van de Sandt. Pierre Peyron, 1744 - 1814. Paris, 1983: 138, under no. 147.3 (as "disparu")

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