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stamped on top of the carcase five times (once above the proper right foreleg, twice above the proper left foreleg, and twice in the proper left rear corner): JOSEPH [between two fleurs-de-lys]; painted in black on top rail of the carcase at back: 2


Dukes of Leeds, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, by at least 1800;[1] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 28 June 1901, no. 100); Charles J. Wertheimer [1842-1911], London;[2] acquired 15 May 1909 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

François Boucher in North American Collections: One Hundred Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-1974, not in catalogue or brochure (shown only in Washington).
The European Vision of America, National Gallery of Art, Washington , D.C., 1975-1976, not in cat., not shown at venues in Cleveland and Paris.
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 55.


Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 18.

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