La jeunesse triomphante was first exhibited at the Salon of 1896 and has been variously known as Fate and the Convalescent and The Grandmother's Kiss. According to John Tancock, La jeunesse triomphante 'is a combination of two figures originally conceived separately. The seated female figure is that of The Helmet-Maker's Wife while the figure of the young girl, probably...a reject from the Gates of Hell, is used in a number of other compositions. In the work known as Aescelpius, the young girl is held in the arms of a male figure while, together with another nude and enlarged, she is used in the work known as The Earth and the Moon' (op. cit., p. 225).