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Inscription

lower left in plate: F. Boucher in del.; lower right in plate: Demarteau L.ne Scul.; across bottom in plate: Troisieme Estampes à plusieurs Crayons, à Paris chés Demarteau Graveur du Roi, rue de la Pelleterie à la Cloche . No. 218

Provenance

(André Candillier, Paris); purchased 1998 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004, no. 22, as Young Girl Reading "Héloise and Abélard" by Gilles Demarteau the Elder after François Boucher.
Bibliography
1896
Leymarie, L. de. L'Oeuvre de Gilles Demarteau l'aine graveur du roi, catalogue descriptif. Paris: Georges Rapilly, 1896: no. 218.
1978
Jean-Richard, Pierrette. L'oeuvre grave de François Boucher, dans la Collection Edmond de Rothschild. Paris, 1978.
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004: no. 22.