Brush and black and gray ink and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on blue laid paper, with border in pen and black ink and brush and blue and gray wash
Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: JB. Oudry / 1733; verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink: 117.t.2e
311 × 259 mm
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
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Jean Locquin, Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre de Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Peintre du roi (1686–1755), in Archives de l’art français: Recueil de documents inédits publiés par la Société de l’Histoire de l’Art Français, vol. 6 (H. Champion, 1912), p. 170, no. 1174.
Hal N. Opperman, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, vol. 2 (Garland, 1977), p. 708, no. D476.
Hal N. Opperman, Pierre Rosenberg, et al., J.-B. Oudry (1686–1755), exh. cat. (Paris: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 1982), p. 157, nos. 76–85.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 54, cat. 27 (ill.).
New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, “Fables from Aesop to Thurber,” 1965.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Gifts of a Lifetime,” 1998–1999, checklist 25.
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. 54, cat. 27 (ill.).
Sold by the artist to Jean-Louis Regnard de Montenault, 1751. Frères de Bure (booksellers), by 1828; sold, Paris, Dec. 1–18, 1853, lot 344, to Count Adolphe-Narcise Thibaudeau, Paris. L. Felix Solar, Paris, from 1856; sold, Paris, Nov. 19–Dec. 8, 1860, lot 627 to M. Cléder for Baron Isidore Taylor, Paris. Emile Pereire, Paris; Librairie Morgand et Fatout, Paris, 1876; sold to Louis Olry-Roederer, Reims; sold to Rosenbach, New York, by 1923; sold to Raphael Esmerian, by 1946; sold, Galleria, Paris, June 6, 1973, lot 46. Bill Blass; sold, Christie’s, New York, Jan.12, 1988, lot 105, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA.; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
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