With Edouard Jonas (1883-1961), Paris and New York, by 1926; Mr and Mrs Isaac D. Levy (1868-1934), New York, 1929, by family descent; sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 25 May 1993, lot 45
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 429, fig. 359
Thouron almost certainly based this enamel on the engraving by Jacques-Claude Danzel (1737-1809) published in 1783 after François Boucher's painting of 1757, now in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 2707). The plaque, like the engraving, shows the painting in reverse. As Thouron was working from this source, he was free to improvise on the colouring - thus Venus' draperies are blue rather than apricot-coloured.
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