Inscribed, in plate, lower center: HYACINTHUS RIGAUD Eques in Regio / Picturae Academia Professor / Tabulam in quam ipsam pinxit, amico dedit Ludo[vico] / Dassenet; grati animi amicus coelari curavit. / 1701; lower left: Hyacin. Rigaud pinxit; lower right: P. Drevet Sculpsit [Inscription translated. Hyacinthe Rigaud, Knight of the Realm, / Professor of the Academy of Painting / Gave this picture, in which he painted himself, to his friend / Louis Dassenest. / Who had it engraved out of friendship]
Artist as Object/Subject, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 18, 1999-March 12, 2000.
Reality and its Alternatives, Art History 2, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 4-March 13, 2005.
Reflections of the Original, Copies in the Dartmouth College Collection, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 24-July 4, 1978.
The Art of Spectatorship: A History of Viewing from the Renaissance to the Present Day, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19-April 6, 2008.
Arthur R. Blumenthal and Members of the Museum Studies Seminar, Art 84, Reflections of the Original: Copies in the Dartmouth College Collection, Hanover N.H.: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, pp. 25-31, ill. p. 30.
Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1960.
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