This lot is offered without reserve.
(Probably) with Duclos, by 1876.
Vincent-Claude Laurent-Richard; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 28-29 May 1886, lot 38, from where purchased by
Edouard Latil; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 14 December 1931, lot 32, as 'School of Prud'hon'.
Sabatier d'Espeyran, Montpellier.
THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
E. de Goncourt, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, dessiné et gravé de P.P. Prud'hon, Paris, 1876, p. 101, note 1, as 'a doubtful copy'.
J. Guiffrey, L'Oeuvre de P.-P. Prud'hon, Paris, 1924, p. 66, under no. 178, as 'attributed to Prud'hon'.
P. Rosenberg, et al., French Paintings 1500-1825: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1987, pp. 257-9, as an 'unfinished variant' related to versions at the Louvre and the De Young Museums.
S. Laveissière, Prud'hon ou le rêve de bonheur, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1997, p. 250, note 1, under no. 180, as 'seems not to have been painted by Prud'hon'.
Paris, École des Beaux-Arts, Exposition des oeuvres de Prud'hon, May 1874, p. 149, no. 511.