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Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with brush and red chalk wash, over traces of black chalk, on oval-shaped cream laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
31.9 × 24.8 cm (12 9/16 × 9 13/16 in.)
Helen Regenstein Collection
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Alexandre Ananoff, Les Dessins de François Boucher 1703-1770, I (Paris, 1966), no. 868 (ill.).
Victor Carlson, “Three Drawings by François Boucher,” Master Drawings, IV (1966), pp. 161-162 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the 18th Century (Chicago, 1977), no. 1B2.
Beverly Schreiber Jacoby, “Boucher’s Late Brown Chalk Composition Drawings,” Master Drawings, XXX (Autumn 1992), p. 268 (ill.).
New York, Charles Slatkin Gallery, “François Boucher,” cat. 55.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 49, as “Venus and Amor.”
Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art, “François Boucher in North American Collections: 100 Drawings,” December 23, 1973-March 17, 1974, cat. 55; traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, April 4-May 12, 1974.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 76-77, cat. 37 (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. 55, cat. 44 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1985-1986.
Jean Dubois, Paris; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, March 21-22, 1927, lot 4. Marius Paulme (died 1928), Paris [Lugt 1910]; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 13, 1929, lot 19, to Hincioux for 35,000 fr. [according to annotated sales catalogue]. Private Collection; sold, Nicolas Rauch, Geneva, June 13-15, 1960, lot 44. Sold by Charles Slatkin Gallery, New York, to the Art Institute, 1960.
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