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pasted to mount at lower left, in black ink by later hand: S. Vouet.; on mount at lower right, in graphite by later hand: TB 89

Marks and Labels



(Sale, London, Sotheby's, 23 March 1971, lot 107); (Yvonne Tan Bunzl); purchased by NGA, 1971.

Associated Names

tan Bunzl, Yvonne, Ms.

Exhibition History

French Master Drawings of the 17th & 18th centuries in North American Collections, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; and the New York City Cultural Center, 1972-1973, no. 149, ill. p. 98, pl. II.
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1974. no. 52 (as Rachel and the Idols).
Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1978, p. 67 (as Rachel Carrying the Idols).
From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century, Cleveland Museum of Art; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1989-1990, no. 58 in Cleveland catalogue (as Creusa Fleeing Troy).
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2009-2010, 52-53, 277, no. 17 (color).


Brejon de Lavergnée, Barbara. Dessins de Simon Vouet: 1590-1649. Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1987: 127, no. XCIX.
McCullagh, Suzanne. "Cleveland, Cambridge, and Ottawa: Seventeenth-Century French drawings." The Burlington Magazine 132 (1990): 234-235.
Rosenberg, Pierre. "Review of From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century." Master Drawings XXVIII (1990): 432-433.
The Burlington Magazine 132 (1990): 79, repro.
Martinez, Benjamin and Jacqueline Block. Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design. 2nd edition, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995: 131, fig. B.
Stein, Perrin. "French Drawings, Washington," The Burlington Magazine 102 (January 2010): 67.

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