Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain
Three Figures Dressed for a Masquerade
oil on canvas
166.4 x 127 cm (65 1/2 x 50 in)
Camille Groult [1837-1908], Paris;  probably his son and heir, Jean Groult [1868-1951]; (his estate sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 21 March 1952, no. 84, as by Longhi); purchased by (anonymous dealer, France); sold to (David M. Koetser Gallery, New York and London); sold February 1953 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;  gift 1961 to NGA.  A note in the 1952 sale catalogue entry indicates the painting was frequently attributed to Lampi when it was in this collection.  The painting was listed as "Jacopo Amigoni? - Interior with elegant company" on the Koetser Gallery invoice to the Kress Foundation, dated 20 February 1953 (copy in NGA curatorial files).