Atelier stamp in red ink at lower right (Lugt S. 838a).
Watermark: Letters "LJ" on wove paper.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 253.
Preparatory study for a wall painting in the Salon du Roi, Palais Bourbon, Paris. This project was the artist's first major decorative commission (1833-1835) and included, in addition to the Agriculture program, Justice, Industry, and War themes. Most of the preparatory studies are in the Louvre.
Aubry, Claude M., former owner.
Johnson, Alexander B. V., former owner.
Olson, Roberta J. M., former owner.