This scene is after an engraving by Duflos entitled 'Le Bain'. See Hervouët and Bruneau op.cit. p.124, where the authors explain that in the original engraving the servant is a dark-skinned youth. This, they continue, has led to the suggestion that this scene depicts Madame du Barry, a favourite of Louis XV, and her negro page, Zamore. However, the style of the border on these plates indicates a date of circa 1760, when Jeanne Bécu, later to become Madame du Barry, would have only been a child. They suggest that the scene merely depicts an affluent lady with a blackamoor attendant, a fashionable status symbol at that time. See also ibid. p. 125, figs. 6.29-35 for variations originating from the same engraving. An identical plate is in the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, exhibited Chinese Export Porcelain, Hong Kong, 30 November 1989 - 27 February 1990, pp. 218 and 219, no.86.