Purchase, Sally Sample Aall, Anne and Jean Bonna, Sarah and Werner H. Kramarsky, and Adriana Mnuchin Foundation Gifts, and Van Day Truex Fund, 1996
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and black and brown ink: "pour les pechés venielle à Rome" (translation: "for venial sins, in Rome")
Augustin Pajou (French, Paris 1730–1809 Paris); Jacques Augustin Catherine Pajou (French, 1768–1828), this drawing was once part of an album that was passed down from father to son. This is mentioned in the AN, Minutier Central, XLVI, 831, December 11, 1828, no. 58. Sold in the estate sale of Jacques-Augustin-Catherine Pajou, January 12-13, 1829, no. 110 (the album was subsequently dismembered).; Vendor: Jean Cailleux (French, Paris)
James David Draper, Guilhem Scherf , French Pajou. Sculpteur du Roi 1730-1809. Exh. cat. Paris, Musée du Louvre; New York, MMA. Paris, 1997, cat. no. 13, pp. 48-49, ill.
Louis-Antoine Prat Le Dessin Français au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 2017, fig. no. 481, 279, ill.