Brush and brown wash, over graphite, on cream laid paper
Inscribed, lower right: "Roma 1774"; stamped lower right with the mark of the Vivant-Denon collection
428 × 328 mm
Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation
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Roger Portalis, Honoré Fragonard: Sa Vie et son oeuvre II (Paris, 1889), p. 298.
P. Lamy, “Fragonard,” Connaissance des Arts, 112 (July 1961), p. 55 (ill.).
Gazette des Beaux-Arts 57:1105 (February 1961, supplement), p. 37 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, “Three Drawings by Fragonard,” The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly, 56:4 (Winter 1962-1963), p. 68.
Alexandre Ananoff, L’Oeuvre Dessiné de J. H. Fragonard, III (Paris, 1968), pp. 51-52, no. 1287, fig. 384.
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the 18th Century (Chicago, 1977), pp. 25-26, no. 1D12.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 59, pl. 21, as “Portrait of Mlle. Vignier.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 102-03, cat. 51 (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. 66, cat. 59 (ill.).
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (died 1825) [Lugt 779]. Sold, Paris, February 2-5, 1846, lot 268. Sold, November 21-22, 1859, lot 56 [according to Ananoff]. Sold by Wildenstein and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1960.
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