Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin
Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette Crowned by Love
red chalk, black chalk, pen and black and gray ink with watercolor and gouache, heightened with white gouache on laid paper
17.2 x 22.6 cm (6 3/4 x 8 7/8 in)
Marquis de Castelbajac.  Baron Roger Portalis [d. 1921], Paris (Lugt 2232; sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 13-14 March 1887, no. 181, as from Castelbajac: ce Dessin provient de la vente du marquis de Castelbajac). Richard Owen, Paris; Purchased 1940 by Samuel H. Kress, New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art.  According to Portalis sale catalogue it was owned by Castelbajac. However, no information could be found on this previous owner, nor on his sale.