Bequest of Florence Thompson Thomas in memory of her father, John R. Thompson Sr.
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Art Institute of Chicago, Annual Report of the Art Institute of Chicago 1972–73 (Chicago, 1973), p. 27.
“Recent Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, January–April, 1973,” Art Quarterly 35 (1973), p. 429.
Susan Wise, in Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1996), pp. 140–142, ill.
Claudine Lebrun Jouve, Nicolas-Antoine Taunay, 1755–1830 (Paris, 2003), p. 139, no. 133, ill.
Art Institute of Chicago, Selected Works of 18th Century French Art in the Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, January 24–April 25, 1976, no. 18, as Hilair, Scene of Commedia dell’arte.
George J. Gould, New York [according to the 1944 sale catalogue]. Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York, by 1926 [according to the 1944 sale catalogue, and a letter from Cynthia Thomas Morehouse (Florence Thompson Thomas’s daughter) to Susan Wise dated December 4, 1981]; sold to John R. Thompson, Sr. (died 1927), Lake Forest, Illinois, 1926 [according to the letter cited above]; his widow, Mrs. John R. Thompson, Sr., Lake Forest, Illinois; sold Parke-Bernet, New York, January 15, 1944, no. 32, as Pater, Commedia dell’arte, to her daughter, Florence Thompson Thomas (died 1972), Palm Beach Florida [buyer according to a letter from John R. Thomas to Susan Wise dated November 13, 1981]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1973.
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