Sèvres modelled these biscuit figures for the first time in 1752. Les Mangeurs des Raisins is executed after a painting by Boucher in 1749, now in the Wallace Collection, London. The same model is at the Musée de Sèvres (T. Preaud and A. Faÿ-Hallé, Porcelaines de Vincennes, Les Origines de Sèvres, exhibition catalogue, Grand Palais, Paris, 14 October 1977-16 January 1978, fig. 496). The second group is taken from René Gaillard's engraving L'Agréable Leçon after the painting of the same title by Boucher exhibited at the Salon of 1748 (see for the engraving J.-R. Pierrette, L'Oeuvre gravé de François Boucher, dans la Collection Edmond de Rothschild, Paris, 1978, fig. 1029). Similar examples from the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection were sold Christie's New York, 21 March 1991, lots 109 ($9,000) and 110 ($2,400). See also E. Bourgeois, Le Biscuit de Sèvres (n.d.), nos. 313 and 398, and for a full discussion of these pieces and illustrated examples in the J. Paul Getty Museum, see A. Sassoon, Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain, 1991, p. 29-35.