Graphite and black chalk, on ivory laid paper, hinged on cream laid paper
167 × 221 mm
Gift of David Adler
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Édmond and Jules de Goncourt, L’art du dix-huitième siècle, vol. 1 (Paris, 1880), p. 436.
Gabriel Henriot, Collection David Weill: Dessins, vol. 3 (Paris, 1928), p. 447.
Émile Dacier, Gabriel de Saint Aubin, vol. 2 (Paris, 1929), no. 389.
François Boucher and Philippe Jaccottet, Le dessin français au dix-huitième siècle (Lausanne, 1952), p. 178, pl. 72.
Marianne Roland Michel, Anne Vallayer-Coster 1744-1818 (Paris, 1970), pp. 15-16, (ill.).
Herold Joachim, “Trois siècles de portraits dessinés à l’Art Institute de Chicago,” L’Oeil, 255 (October 1976), p. 3, no. 3 (ill.).
Suzanne Folds McCullagh, The Developemnt of Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780) as a Draughtsman, Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1981), p. 227, fig. 218.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “French 18th Century Pastels, Watercolors and Drawings from the David-Weill Collection,” November-December 1938, cat. 148.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “French Pastels and Drawings from Clouet to Degas,” February 9–March 2, 1944, cat. 89.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings: Old and New,” 1946, p. 24, cat. 49, pl. V, cat. by Carl O. Schniewind.
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, “French Drawings in American Collections: Clouet to Matisse,” 1958-1959, cat. 78.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 53.
Middletown, Conn., Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, “Prints and Drawings by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin 1724-1780,” March 7-April 25, 1975, p. 79, cat. 45 (ill.), cat. by Victor Carlson, Ellen D’Oench and Richard S. Field; traveled to Baltimore Museum of Art, April 25-June 8, 1975.
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, pp. 60-61, cat. 51 (ill.).
Paris, Musée du Louvre, “Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso,” October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 14 (ill.).
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, “Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago,” February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 38-39, cat. 14 (ill.).
Hippolyte Destailleur, Paris; sold, May 19-23, 1896, lot 869 to J. Bouillon for 565 fr. [according to Dacier 1929]. Baron Jerome Pichon, Paris; sold, May 17-21, 1897, lot 139 [according to Dacier 1929]. David David-Weill (1871-1952), by 1928-at least 1938 [Henriot 1928; New York 1938]. Sold by Wildenstein and Company, New York, to the Art Institute, 1944.
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