Poletti and Richarme note that the first edition of this model dates from circa 1857. At the 1876 Barye atelier sale, the bronze and plaster modèles for the work were purchased by J.-B. Deloye for editing by Hector Brame (see M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Barye, Catalogue Raisonné des Sculptures, Paris, Paris, 2000, pp. 288-9, no. A148).