F. Souchal, French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th Centuries, II Oxford, 1981, pp. 3-4, fig. 5.
Even though the two models in the present lot were originally of different origin, they were often together in the 18th century as a 'false pair.' The model by Louis Garnier (1638-1728), after which Bacchus was cast, is known to have existed at least as early as 1699, when another example was bought for Augustus the Strong of Saxony. Numerous other versions are known, often paired with Michel Anguier's Ariadne or his Amphitrite. Indeed, Amphitrite probably provided a direct inspiration for Ceres as it is basically the same model but with superficial differences.