Red chalk on buff laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper
221 × 310 mm
Helen Regenstein Collection
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Harold Joachim, “A Group of Drawings by Nicolas Lancret,” Liber Amicorum (Amsterdam, 1974), pp. 102-09 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Eighteenth Century in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1979), no. 1F8.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 84-85, cat. 42 (ill.), cat. by Harold Joachim.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1985-1986.
New York, The Frick Collection, “Nicolas Lancret 1690-1743,” from November 19, 1991 (for 8 weeks), p. 118, cat. 25, pl. 30, cat. by Mary Tavener Holmes; also traveled to Fort Worth, Tex., The Kimbell Art Museum, February 15-April 12, 1992.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Watteau, Music, and Theater,” 9/22/09–11/29/09, p. 104 and 105, cat. #42, cat. by Katherine Baetjer et al
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Watteau, Music, and Theater,” September 22–November 29, 2009, p. 104 and 105, cat. # 41, cat. by Georgia J. Cowart et. al.
Probably G. W. Knobelsdorff, Potsdam [Chicago 1974]; probably by descent to Andreas Kruger (died 1759), Potsdam [Chicago 1974]; by descent to his nephew, Andreas Ludwig Kruger (1743-1822), Potsdam; by descent to his son, Friedrich Ludwig Carl Kruger (1776-1828), Potsdam; by descent to his son. Sold by Adolphe Stein, Paris, to the Art Institute, 1971.
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