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Provenance

Destouches (his sale, Paris, 5 March 1847, lot 48); Mahérault (his sale, Paris, 27-29 May 1880, lot 102); Charles Brück (his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 2 February 1917, lot 59); David David-Weill [1871-1952], Neuilly; sold 1937 to (Wildenstein and Co., Inc., New York); Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (sale, London, Sotheby's, 13 July 1972, lot 13); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990.

Exhibition History
1938
French XVIII Century Pastels, Water Colors and Drawings from the David-Weill Collection, Wildenstein & Co., New York, 1938, no. 98.
1944
French Pastels and Drawings from Clouet to Degas. Wildenstein, New York, 1944, no. 45.
1973
Woodner Collection II: Old Master Drawings from the XV to the XVIII Century. William H. Schab Gallery, New York, and tour, 1973-74, no. 110.
1976
Old Master Drawings from American Collections. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1976, no. 158 (Ebria Feinblatt).
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, and tour, 1983-1985, no. 58.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner. Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 98.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner. Haus der Kunst, Munich, and Albertina, Vienna, 1986, no. 83.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 81.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 102.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 89 (entry by Edgar Munhall).
2002
Greuze The Draftsman. The Frick Collection, New York; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. New York, 2002, 92, no. 26 (Edgar Munhall).
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007 (no cat.).
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 168-169, 285, no. 73 (color).
Bibliography
1928
Henriot, Gabriel. Collection David-Weill: Dessins. Paris, 1928, 3: 213-214, pl. 1.
1976
Munhall, Edgar. Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1725-1805. Exh. cat. Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford; The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. Hartford,1976, mentioned under no. 31.
1983
Matteson, Lynn R. "Old Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection." Pantheon 41 (1983): 386-387.
2000
Novosselskaya, Irina, et al. Greuze: Hjertets Dannelse. Exh. cat. Statens Museum for Kunst. Copenhagen, 2000: 9, 20, fig. 5.