Sold by the artist to Goupil & Cie., 30 November 1880 (500 francs), from whom purchased (on the same day for 11,000 francs with half the profit returned to Bouguereau) by
Samuel P. Avery, New York.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Bouguereau catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Damien Bartoli with the assistance of Fred Ross, the Bouguereau Committee and the Art Renewal Center.
Ch. Vendryes, Catalogue Illustré des Oeuvres de W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1885, p. 61.
L. Baschet, et al., W. Bouguereau, Paris, 1900, p. 154.
M.S. Walker, William Bouguereau, A Summary Catalogue of the Paintings, New York, 1991, p. 71.