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Baronin Hannah Matilde von Rothschild [1832-1924, wife of Baron Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild], Grünberg and Frankfurt am Main; purchased 1930 by (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London);[1] sold 1946 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1946 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 257 as Conversation Galante.
The Great Tradition of French Painting, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 1939, no. 14 as Conversation Galante.
Recent Additions to the Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 883.
The Rococo Age: French Masterpieces of the 18th Century, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1983, no. 44.
The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Altes Museum, Berlin, 2003-2004, not in cat. (shown only in Washington).
Shared Treasures: The Legacy of Samuel Kress, Allentown Art Museum, 2011-2012, no catalogue.
Frankfurter, Alfred M. Supplement to the Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1946: 57, repro.
Wildenstein and Company. French XVIII Century Paintings. New York, 1948: 4.
Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 120, color repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 351, repro.
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 180, repro. pl. 170-171.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 99.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 88, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 260, repro.
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 306-307, figs. 271, 274, color repro. (detail).
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 330, no. 441, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 300, repro.
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. 78, 362-364, color repro.
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