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(Sale, Oxenham & Son, London, 31 May-1 June 1832, no. 83, as Rabelais by "Jeannet"); Sir John Rushout, 6th bt. and 2nd baron Northwick [1770-1859], Northwick Park, near Moreton-in-Marsh, originally Worcestershire, now Gloucestershire, and Thirlestane House, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire;[1] to his nephew, Sir George Rushout, 7th bt. and 3rd baron Northwick [1811-1887], Northwick Park;[2] by inheritance to his widow, Elizabeth Augusta, Lady Northwick [née Bateman-Hanbury, 1832-1912], Northwick Park;[3] by inheritance to her grandson from her first marriage, Captain Edward George Spencer-Churchill [1876-1964], Northwick Park; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 28 May 1965, no. 38); (P. & D. Colnaghi, London); purchased 1965 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1932
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 59.
1932
French Art Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Manchester, March-May 1932, no. 105.
1937
Chefs D'Oeuvre de L'art Français, Palais National Des Arts, Paris, 1937, no. 46.
1969
In Memoriam, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1969, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1864
A Catalogue of the Pictures, Works of Art, etc. at Northwick Park. London, 1864: 16, no. 116.
1912
Arundel Club Portfolio. 1912: no. 10, repro.
1921
Borenius, Tancred. Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures at Northwick Park. London, 1921: 44-45, no. 89.
1933
Commemorative Catalogue of the Exhibition of French Art, 1200-1900. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, January - March 1932. Oxford and London, 1933: 20, no. 67, pl. 25..
1938
Dimier, Louis. "Les oeuvres des écoles des Pays-Bas en France." Oud Holland 55 (1938): 174.
1965
D'Otrange Mastai, M.-L. "Connoisseur in America." Connoisseur 160 (1965): 212, 213, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 29.
1968
“Accessions of American and Canadian Museums.” Art Quarterly 28 (August 1968): 314, 318, repro.
1968
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 22, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 74, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 142, no. 141, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 94, repro.
1995
Moehring, Sabine. "'L'original était fait pour les dieux!' Die Comtesse Dubarry in der Bildkunst." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cologne, 1995: 34, 53, fig. 9.
1996
Dubois de Groër, Anne. Corneille de La Haye, dit Corneille de Lyon. Paris, 1996: 153, no. 45, 154, repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 114-115, no. 88, 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. 24, 124-126, color repro.
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