Jean-Baptiste Joseph Pater
oil on canvas
74.5 x 92.5 cm (29 5/16 x 36 7/16 in)
Baronin Hannah Matilde von Rothschild [1832-1924, wife of Baron Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild], Grünberg and Frankfurt am Main; purchased 1930 by (Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Paris, New York, and London);  sold 1946 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1946 to NGA.  During the preparation of the NGA systematic catalogue of its French paintings of the 15th through the 18th century, Joseph Baillio of Wildenstein & Co. kindly provided the year that the company acquired the painting from the Baronin von Rothschild.