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Inscription

At lower right in pen and brown ink: Schidone; on the mount at left below the drawing by Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville, 1003 and his paraph; at center below the drawing, Scidone; on the mount at lower left, No.113. Doit O#; verso of mount at upper left in graphite, written in a more modern hand, Gavarni; verso, center: 12o47 [geometric figure] Doigt.

Provenance

Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville [1680-1765] (Lugt 2951); (his sale, Paris, 18-28 January 1779, no. 113, as Bartolomeo Schedoni); The British Rail Pension Fund; (its sale, London, Sotheby's, 1 July 1991, no. 84); to Jeffrey Horvitz, Boston [inv. no. D-I-23]; (his sale, 23 January 2008, no. 55, unsold); gift to NGA, 2016

Bibliography
1996
Labbé, Jacqueline, and Lise Bicart-Sée. La collection de dessins d'Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville. Paris, 1996: 196, no. 1003.