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Anonymous sale, 1843 (for 172 francs).
Benou; his sale, 8 January 1844, lot 20, as La Lutte galante.
Henry Harrisse, Louis Boilly: Peintre, Dessinateur et Lithographe (1761-1845), Évreux, 1898, no. 108, p. 92 and no. 361, p. 116.
Paul Marmottan, Le Peintre Louis-Lépold Boilly, Paris, 1913.
Aandré Mabille de Poncheville, Louis Boilly, Paris, 1931, p. 49. To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's paintings by Étienne Bréton and Pascal Zuber.