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Provenance

Possibly Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th marquess of Hertford [1800-1870], London and Paris;[1] his illegitimate son, Sir Richard Wallace [1818-1890], London and Paris;[2] by inheritance to his wife, Amélie-Julie-Charlotte Castelnau, Lady Wallace [1819-1897], Paris and London;[3] by inheritance to her adviser and secretary, Sir John Murray Scott [1847-1912], London and Paris;[4] (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 24 June 1913, no. 34, as by Falconet); (Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York and Paris); sold 5 March 1920 to William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York;[5] bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1874
Collection of Paintings, Porcelain, Bronzes, Decorative Furniture, and other works of art, Lent for Exhibition by Sir Richard Wallace, Bart., M.P., Bethnal Green Branch, South Kensington Museum, London, 1874-1875, no. 1378, as Cupid, by Falconnet (sic).
1989
The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Montana Historical Center, Helena,1989, unnumbered checklist, as Cupid by Étienne-Maurice Falconet.
Bibliography
1925
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 Part I. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 30.