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recto: in plate, below image, at left: Peint par H. Fragonare [sic], de l'Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture; in plate, below image, at right: Gravé par N. De Launay, de la mème Académie, et de celle des arts de Dannenmarck; in plate, below image, at center: LES HAZARDS HEUREUX DE L'ESCARPOLETTES; in plate, at bottom center, below vignette: P. P. Choffard del. / N. De Launay sc. L'Armoire; verso: at bottom right, in graphite, in later hand: K178 [circled] / Fr. 92


Joseph E. Widener [1871-1943], Elkins Park, PA; gift to NGA, 1942.

Associated Names

Widener, Joseph E.

Exhibition History

The Art of France in Prints and Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1947-1948, no cat.
French Printmaking in the Time of Fragonard and Robert, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979, no cat.


Portalis, baron Roger and Henri Beraldi. Les graveurs du dix-huitieme siecle. 2 parts, 3 vols. each part. Paris, 1880.
Taylor, Sean J. "Pendants and Commercial Ploys: Formal and Informal Relationships in the Work of Nicolas Delaunay." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschicte 50, no 4(1987): 509-538.

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