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Black chalk with stumping, heightened with white gouache, on blue laid paper
30.2 × 44.4 cm (11 15/16 × 17 1/2 in.)
Helen Regenstein Collection
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E. and J. de Goncourt, L’Art du Dix-Huitième Siècle, I (Paris, 1880), p. 208.
André Michel, François Boucher (Paris, 1906), no. 1950 or 1960.
M. Roux, Inventaire du Fonds Français, Graveurs du XVIIIe Siècle, XIV (Paris, 1939), no. 22.
Victor Carlson, “Three Drawings by François Boucher,” Master Drawings IV (1966), pp. 157-163.
P. Jean-Richard, François Boucher, Gravures et Dessins Provenant du Cabinet des Dessins et de la Collection Edmond de Rothschild au Musée du Louvre (Paris, 1971), no. 48.
C. O. Baer, Landscape Drawings (New York, 1973), no. 105.
J. F. Méjanès, “A Spontaneous Feeling for Nature, French 18th Century Landscape Drawings,” Apollo, CIV (1976), pp. 396-97, fig. 2.
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the 18th Century (Chicago, 1977), pp. 13-14, no. 1A9.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection (San Francisco, 2000).
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 48, pl. XVIII, as “Boy Fishing.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 66-67, cat. 32 (ill.), cat. by Harold Joachim.
Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art, “François Boucher in North American Collectons: 100 Drawings,” December 23, 1973-March 17, 1974, pp. 73-74, cat. 57 (ill.), cat. by Regina Schoolman Slatkin; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, April 4-May 12, 1974.
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. 53, cat. 41 (ill.).
Paris, Musée du Louvre, “Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso,” October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 8 (ill.).
Frankfurt-am-Main, Stadtische Galerie, “Franzosische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago,” February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 26-27, cat. 8 (ill.).
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “François Boucher,” November 11-December 19, 1980.
Paris, Musée du Louvre, “À l’ombre des frondaisons d’Arcueil”, March 23 - June 20, 2016.
Jean Francois Gigoux, Paris; sold, 1873. Marquis de Fourquevaulx, Paris; sold by Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 18-20, 1876, lot 276. Sold by Wildenstein and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1960.
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