Pastel on tan laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper
317 × 233 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Paul Jamot, “Actualités: Notes sur l’Exposition des Pasteles Français de XVII et XVIII siècles,” Bulletin de l’Art Ancien et Modern (July–August, 1927), p. 209.
Gabriel Henriot, Collection of David-Weill II (Paris, 1927), p. 33.
Pastels Français des XVIIp et XVIIIe siècles (Paris, 1927), p. 77.
Albert Besnard, La Tour: La Vie et l’Oeuvre de l’Artiste (Paris, 1928), p. 139, cat. 97, pl. 80.
Le Portrait de Watteau a David (Paris, 1958), p. 48.
Adrian Bury, Maurice-Quentin de la Tour: The Greatest Pastel Portraitist (London, 1971), p. 194.
Geneviève Monnier, Musée du Louvre, Cabinet des Dessins, Pastels: XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles (Paris, 1972), under no. 78.
Christine Debrie and Xavier Salmon, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour: Princ des pastellistes (Paris, 2000), p. 89 n. 38.
Paris, Musée du Louvre, August–October 1922.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “French XVIII Century Pastels, Water colors and Drawings from the David-Weill Collection,” November–December 1938, cat. 9, as Le Chanoine Deschamps.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, May 1992.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Gifts of a Lifetime, Old Master Drawings,” December 11, 1998–March 28, 1999, checklist 30.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 55, cat. 28 (ill.).
Mme. Widow R…, of Douai; sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 16, 1923, lot 86, to Feral (?) [buyer name acc. annotated sale cat.,National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.]. David David-Weill (1871–1952), Paris, by 1927-at least December 1938 [Jamot 1927; New York 1938]. Sold, Sotheby’s, London, June 10, 1959, lot 101, to Sperling. Sold by Kleinberger and Company, New York, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, 1964 [collector notes]; given to the Art Institute, 1998.
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