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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
Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1932, no. 59.
French Art Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Manchester, March-May 1932, no. 105.
Chefs D'Oeuvre de L'art Français, Palais National Des Arts, Paris, 1937, no. 46.
In Memoriam, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1969, unnumbered checklist.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 29.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 22, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 74, repro.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 142, no. 141, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 94, repro.
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 114-115, no. 88, color 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. 24, 124-126, color repro.
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