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Provenance

William A. Clark (1839-1925); bequest to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in 1926 (inv. 26.192); acquired in 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Associated Names
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Exhibition History
1971
"La Tenture de David et Bethsabée du Musée de Cluny," Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1971.
1974
"The Story of David." Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1974, under no. 3.
1976
"Brussels Tapestries of the Pre-Renaissance." Musees royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, 1976.
1989
"The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King." Yellowstone Arts Center, Billings, Montana; Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana, 1989, 29.
Bibliography
1925
Carroll. Dana. H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. [Unpublished], 1925, pt. 1: 99, no. 38 (as Bernard van Orley).
1928
Illustrated Handbook of the W. A. Clark Collection. Washington, DC, 1928: 57, no. 2192 (as Bernaert van Orley).
1932
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of the W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, 1932: 63, no. 2192, as by Bernaert van Orley.
1959
Dhanens, Elisabeth. "The David and Bathsheba Drawing," Gazette des Beaux-Arts (April, 1959): 215-224, fig. 1 (as Jan van Roome).
1968
Wayment, Hillary. "A Rediscovered Master: Adrian van den Houte (c. 1459–1521) and the Malines / Brussels School II: Adrian van den Houte as a Tapestry Designer." Oud Holland 83, no. 2 (1968): 74, 77, fig. 9 (as Jan van Roome).
1971
"La Tenture de David et Bethsabée," Le petit Journal des Grandes Expositions." Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1971: [n.p.] (as copy after the tapestry).
2008
Delmarcel, Guy. David & Bethsabée: Un chef-d'oeuvre de la tapisserie à la Renaissance. Paris, 2008: 115, note 17 (as a work of the 17th century).
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