pen and brown ink and watercolor over black chalk on laid paper
37.8 x 26.8 cm (14 7/8 x 10 9/16 in)
George Blumenthal [1858-1941], Paris (sale, Paris, Galerie George Petit, 1-2 December 1932, no. 43, as Les Dames Charitables). Wessel.  Purchased 1933 by Samuel H. Kress, New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art.  The only available sale catalogue for the collector Wessel, which corresponds this time frame (1932-1933), is Elise Wessel’s sale, V. Winkel & Magnussen, Copenhagen, 29-30 November 1933. However, there is no work in this catalogue by Hubert Robert.