We are grateful to Alastair Laing for endorsing the attribution to Boucher on the basis of first-hand inspection, and for his help in the cataloguing of this lot.
1. See, for example, C. Bremer-David, in French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington, S.M. Bennett and C. Sargentson (eds), New Haven and London 2008, pp. 323–30, cat. no. 123, reproduced.
2. Inv. no. 16.1.11; see Paintings in The Frick Collection: French, Italian and Spanish, New York 1968, vol. II, pp. 8–23, cat. nos 16.1.4–16.1.11, reproduced.
3. For further discussion of this series, its dating, and authorship, see A. Laing, 'Madame de Pompadour et Les Enfants de Boucher', in Madame de Pompadour et les arts, exh. cat., Paris 2002, pp. 45–48.
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