Black chalk, with touches of red chalk, heightened with white chalk, on brownish-gray laid paper
26 × 13.8 cm (10 1/4 × 5 7/16 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation
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Harold Joachim, “A Group of Drawings by Nicolas Lancret,” Liber Amicorum (Amsterdam, 1974), pp. 102-109 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Eighteenth Century in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1979), no. 1F6.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 80 and 82, cat. 40 (ill.), cat. by Harold Joachim.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Selected Works of 18th Century French Art in the Collections of The Art Institute of Chicago,” January 24-March 28, 1976, p. 48, cat. 34 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1985-1986.
Probably G. W. Knobelsdorff, Potsdam [Chicago 1974]; probably by descent to Andreas Kruger (died 1759), Potsdam [Chicago 1974]; by descent to his nephew, Andreas Ludwig Kruger (died 1822), Potsdam [notes in curatorial file]; by descent to his son, Friedrich Ludwig Carl Kruger (died 1828), Potsdam [notes in curatorial file]; by descent to his son [notes in curatorial file]. Sold by Adolphe Stein, Paris, to the Art Institute, 1971.
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