This rare tapestry forms part of an Aubusson series of Daphne and Chloe originally designed for the Royal Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory by Etienne Jeaurat in 1738. The first Aubusson weaver to acquire the cartoons was Léonard Roby, who bought them from Michel Audran in 1775. Audran, the head of the first high loom workshop at Gobelins, had commissioned the series for his own account and wove several sets that are not recorded in the official Gobelins accounts.
(D.P. Chevalier and P.-F. Bertrand, Les Tapisseries d'Aubusson et de Felletin, Paris, 1988, pp. 193 and 195)