First modelled by Falconet as a reduction of the marble sculpture, now in the Louvre, exhibited at the Salon of 1757.
Cf. Svend Eriksen and Geoffrey de Bellaigue, Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1987, fig. 127 for the example in the Copenhagen Museum of Decorative Arts; and Emile Bourgeois, Le biscuit de Sèvres au XVIIIe siècle, 1909, fig. 91
A similar figure from the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 1991, lot 133 and illustrated by Ruth Berges, 'Soft Paste Biscuit Figures from Vincennes and Sèvres', Collector's Choice, 1967, pl. 263.