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(Frank Sabin, London); sold December 1912 to (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York); purchased 11 March 1927 by William R. Timken [1866-1949], New York; by inheritance to his widow, Lillian Guyer Timken [1881-1959], New York; bequest 1960 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1924
An Exhibition of French Art of the XVIII Century, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1924, no. 5.
1953
La Femme dans l'art français, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1953, no. 42.
1982
Fragonard and His Friends: Changing Ideals in Eighteenth Century Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1982-1983, no. 39.
2002
Madame Pompadour: Images of a Mistress, Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; National Gallery, London, 2002-2003, no. 89, fig. 104 (shown only in Munich and London; not in German cat.).
Bibliography
1906
Gabillot, Claude. "Les trois Drouais." Paris, 1906: 165. Reprint of Gazette des Beaux-Arts ser. 3, 34 (1905); ser. 3, 35 (1906).
1924
International Studio 72, no. 321 (1924): cover, color repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 43.
1968
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 37, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 110, repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 135, 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): 49-50, color repro.
2002
Baillio, Joseph. "Un portrait de Zamor, page bengalais de Madame du Barry." Gazette des Beaux-Arts ser. 7, 140 (October 2002): 233, 235, fig. 3.
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. 28, 142-148, color repro.
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