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lower right: N. De / Largillierre / F. 1685.

Provenance

Marenzi [Marenzy] de Tollenaere, Bruges;[1] (his sale, Hauw, Bruges, 20 June 1828, no. 63, as Le Dauphin de France avec son précepteur M. De Bossuet);[2] Baron François de Marenzi-de Marensfeld [d. 1845], Bruges; (his estate sale, Moulaert, Bruges, 13 May 1850, and days following, no. 165);[3] presumably bought in and then by inheritance to the Dowager Madame de Doncquers (or Donckers), Bruges, as of 1873; Sénateur Prosper Crabbe [1827-1889] and his wife [née Clémence Allard], Brussells; (his estate sale, Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris, 12 June 1890, no. 38, as Bossuet et le Grand Dauphin); Antoine-Alfred-Agénor, 11th duc de Gramont [1851-1925], Paris; (his estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 22 May 1925, no. 10, as Bossuet et le Grand Dauphin); Joseph Fuller Feder [d. 1944],[4] New York; by inheritance to his widow, Edith Mosler Feder [d. 1960]; (French & Company, New York), by 1954;[5]; sold 1955 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[6] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1935
Troisième Centenaire de L'Académie Française, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1935, no. 266, repro. as Bossuet et Le Dauphin.
1981
Largillierre and the Eighteenth-Century Portrait, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1981, no. 15, repro. as Portrait of Jacques-Bossuet and Louis Auguste de Bourbon, Duc du Maine.
2003
Nicolas de Largillierre, 1656-1746, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 2003-2004, no. 42, repro.
Bibliography
1893
Mantz, Paul. "Largillière (1er article)." Gazette des Beaux-Arts ser. 3 (August 1893): 94-95.
1925
Roger-Milès, Léon. "Les grandes ventes prochaines: la collection Lehmann. Les ventes Durighiello, duc de Gramont et Becq de Fouquières." Bulletin de l'Art (supp. to Revue de l'Art) 47, no. 718 (May 1925): 170, 172, 174.
1928
Pascal, Georges. Largillierre. Paris, 1928: 44-45, 58, no. 33, pl. 27.
1935
Gillet, Louis. "L'exposition de l'Académie Française à la galerie Mazarine." Revue des Deux Mondes (July 1935): 228.
1938
Vitely, André. Bossuet, essai d'iconographie. Mâcon, 1938: 307-310.
1947
Florisoone, Michel. Le dix-huitème siècle: la peinture française. Paris, 1947: 72, repro.
1954
Blunt, Anthony. Art and Architecture in France: 1500 to 1700. London and Baltimore, 1954: 278, 288 n. 108, pl. 188.
1954
The Connoisseur 133, no. 538 (June 1954): 233, cover, color repro.
1956
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 114, no. 43, repro.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 347, repro.
1964
Smith, Joan van Rensselaer. "Nicolas de Largillierre: A Painter of the Régence." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, 1964: 125-126, fig. 33, pl. 9.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 72.
1968
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 63, repro.
1970
Blunt, Anthony. Art and Architecture in France: 1500 to 1700. 2nd ed. Baltimore, 1970: 394, 395, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 188, 189, repro.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 189, 328, repro.
1977
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 292-293, fig. 262.
1982
Lastic, Georges de. "Largillierre et ses modèles: problèmes d'iconographie." L'Oeil 323 (June 1982): 24, 26, repro.
1983
Lastic, Georges de. "Propos sur Nicolas de Largilliere en marge d'une exposition." Revue de l'Art 61 (1983): 76, 81 n. 22.
1984
Rosenfeld, Myra Nan. "Largillierre: problèmes de méthodologie." Revue de l'Art 66 (1984): 69, 73 n. 21, 70, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 326, no. 432, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 220, repro.
1987
Rosenberg, Pierre, and Marion C. Stewart. French Paintings 1500-1825: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. San Francisco, 1987: 209.
1988
Blunt, Anthony. Art and Architecture in France: 1500-1700. 4th ed., reprint with revisions. Harmondsworth, 1988: 394, 395, repro.
1992
Rosenfeld, Myra Nan. "La culture de Largillierre." Revue de l'art 92 (1992): 44, 47, 51 n. 16, 48, repro.
1994
Mérot, Alain. La peinture française au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 1994: 207, 208, repro.
1995
Corp, Edward. "James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick: A New Identification for a Portrait by Hyacinthe Rigaud." Apollo 141, no. 400 (June 1995): 53-54.
1997
Brême, Dominique. "Nicolas de Largillierre, portraitiste fulgurant." In L'art du portrait sous Louiv XIV. Dossier de l'art 37 (January 1997): 48.
1998
Brême, Dominique. "Largillierre, un géant retrouvé." Dossier de l'art 50 (September 1998): 12, 46.
1999
Blunt, Anthony. Art and Architecture in France: 1500-1700. 5th ed. New Haven and London, 1999: 267, color repro., 268, repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 183, no. 144, color repro.
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. 66, 293-298, color repro.
2012
Grasselli, Margaret M., and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., eds. The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 2012: 4, 5, 12 n. 13, 14.
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