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Inscription

lower left below image: Duplessis px. (partially cut off); lower right below image: A. Sergent sc.; lower center below image: 1789; in image across top of frame: MONSIEUR FRERE DU ROI; in image across bottom frame: Né le 17 Nov. 1755; by later hand, upper verso in graphite: Monsieur, frère du Roi Louis XVI / Louis Stanislas Xavier Conte de Provence / 1755 - 1824 / afterwards Louis XVIIIth; by later hand, lower verso in graphite: after Duplessis?; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: P.6785

Provenance

(Paul McCarron, New York); purchased 2000 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004, no. 75, as Monsieur Frère du Roi (The King's Brother) by Antoine-François Sergent after Joseph-Siffred Duplessis.
Bibliography
2003
Colorful Impressions: The Printmaking Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2003-2004: no. 75.