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François Boucher
Danae Receiving the Golden Shower

dK506
638
French
1757
red, white, and black chalk with gouache
Drawing
31.5 x 48 cm (12 3/8 x 18 7/8 in)
Jean Claude Francois Perrin, marquis de Cypierre [1727- 1789]; (sale, Paris, 10 March 1845, no. 174); [1] Etienne Arago [1802- 1892] (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 8-9 February 1872, no. 112). Ludwig Neumann, London. Richard Owen, Paris; Samuel H. Kress, New York; gift 1963 to the National Gallery of Art [1] Possibly the drawing was owned by Monsieur de Montulle and was on sale in Paris, 22-30 December 1783 as cited in François Boucher in North American collections: 100 drawings, Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, 1973. However, in the sale catalogue of that date the drawing could not be found.
1963.15.4
506
B-22370
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