Jacques André Portail
A French Gentleman Standing
black and red chalk on laid paper
23.5 x 13.5 cm (9 1/4 x 5 5/16 in)
Possibly Richard Owen, Paris.  purchased 1940 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1963 to NGA.  According to Colin Eisler, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools, Excluding Italian, Oxford, 1977: 308, n. 3, the drawing is possibly identical with the Portail drawing shown 16 October to 6 November 1933 in New York in the exhibition French Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Collection of Richard Owen of Paris at the Joseph Brummer Galleries.