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lower left: Nattier pinxit. / 1753.

Provenance

Traditionally said to have belonged to Odette-Marie de Montesquiou-Fezensac [1853-1874], wife of comte Antoine de Gramont d'Aster [1846-1894]; presumably by inheritance to her brother, Louis-Paul-Anatole, marquis de Montesquiou-Fezensac [1857-1883]; by inheritance to his widow [née Claude-Étiennette-Marie-Octavie de Sauvan d'Aramon, 1864-1936];[1] (Wildenstein & Co., Paris, New York, and London); sold December 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1946 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1946
Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 785.
Bibliography
1928
Dimier, Louis. Les peintres français du XVIIIe siècle. Histoire des vies et catalogue des oeuvres. 2 vols. Paris, 1928-1930: 2, no. 64.
1930
Huard, Georges. "Nattier, 1685 à 1766." In Louis Dimier. Les peintres français du XVIIIe siècle. Histoire des vies et catalogue des oeuvres. 2 vols. Paris, 1928-1930: 124, no. 64.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 160, repro.
1946
Frankfurter, Alfred M. “Supplement to the Kress Collection in the National Gallery.” Art News 44, no. 20 (February 1946): 78, repro.
1946
Frankfurter, Alfred M. Supplement to the Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1946: 62, repro.
1946
National Gallery of Art. Recent Additions to the Kress Collection. Washington, 1946: no. 785.
1948
Wildenstein and Company. French XVIII Century Paintings. New York, 1948: 4.
1952
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 118, color repro.
1956
Einstein, Lewis. “Looking at French Eighteenth-Century Pictures in Washington.” Gazette des Beaux-Arts ser. 6, 47, no. 1048-1049 (May – June 1956): 229, n. 14, 227, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 359, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 95.
1968
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 84, repro.
1971
Held, Julius Samuel, and Donald Posner. 17th and 18th Century Art: Baroque Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. New York, 1971: 319, fig. 327.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 252, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 343, no. 468, color repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 310-311, fig. 276.
1979
Grate, Pontus. "Nattier and the Goddess of Eternal Youth." Thought and Form, Nationalmuseum of Stockholm Bulletin, 3, no. 3 (1979): 152, 153, fig. 3.
1983
Walker, John. Portraits: 5,000 Years. New York, 1983: 191, fig. 219.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 341, no. 465, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 291, repro.
1995
Garnier-Pelle, Nicole. Chantilly, Musée Condé: peintures du XVIIIe siècle (Inventaire des collections publiques françaises, no. 38). Paris, 1995: 101, under no. 50.
1996
Brenner, Carla. The Inquiring Eye: Classical Mythology in European Art. Teaching packet, National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1996: 28-29, repro.
1997
Nicholson, Kathleen. "The Ideology of Feminine 'Virtue': The Vestal Virgin in French Eighteenth-Century Allegorical Portraiture." In Portraiture: Facing the Subject. Joanna Woodall, ed. Manchester and New York, 1997: 53, fig. 10.
1997
Woodall, Joanna, ed. Portraiture: Facing the Subject. Manchester, 1997: repro.
1999
Hugues, Laurent. "Deux portraitistes à l'épreuve de la critique." In "Nattier, peintre de la beauté: expositions à Versailles et Chantilly." Dossier de l'art 62 (November 1999): 46, 47, repro.
1999
Salmon, Xavier. Jean-Marc Nattier 1685-1766. Exh. cat. Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, 1999-2000. Paris, 1999: 109, 111, under no. 21, fig. 2.
2003
Bryant, Julius. Kenwood: Paintings in the Iveagh Bequest. New Haven and London, 2003: 354, 355 fig. 3.
2005
Baillio, Joseph, et al. The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 36, 78 (not in the exhibition).
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 74, 343-347, color repro.
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