An autograph marble from the property of Madame du Barry in Louveciennes is in the Louvre (inv. no. M. 1846). Another marble with the same details as the present one, including the roses in the nymph's hair, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (81 cm high, inv. no. 1131-1882)(fig. 1).
The nascent femininity of the nymph, her discreet sensuality and her references to the Antique - notably in her hairstyle – are characteristic of Falconet's later works.
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