Cf. F. Haskell and N. Penny, Taste and the Antique: The Lure of Classical Sculpture 1500-1900, London, 1981, cat. no. 8 for a full discussion of the antique marble now in the Vatican Museum on which the present bronze is based.
Benedetto Boschetti and his workshop made decorative objects in bronze, mosaic and other materials. A mounted mosaic table top attributed to his hand executed 1823-1827 is in the collection of Arthur Gilbert, exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum. Cf. A. Gonzalez-Palacios, The Art of Mosaics: Selections from the Gilbert Collection, Los Angeles, 1982, cat. no. 72, footnote 10