A few versions of the present composition have appeared on the market in the past decades. Firstly, a signed bronze of the model, formerly in Whixley Hall, North Yorkshire, was sold at Phillips, 30 November 1994, lot 142. Variations in marble, both unsigned, as is the present lot, were sold in these rooms on 26 November 1996, lot 174, and at Christie's, 15 May 1997, lot 431. The present marble is a fine example of Boucher's accomplished Romanticism.
E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, vol. 2, Grund, 1999, p. 625
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