First modelled by Falconet, after Boucher in 1759.
Cf. Ruth Berges 'Soft Paste Biscuit Figures from Vincennes and Svres', Collectors Choice (1967), pl. 263. See Pierrette Jean-Richeard, L'Oeuvre Grave de Franois Boucher dans la Collection Edmond de Rothschild (1978) for the derivation of the group from an engraving by Jean Daule.
For another example in the Wrightsman Collection, see Carl Dauterman, The Wrightsman Collection Vol. IV Porcelain (1970), p. 295, pl. 121. Another example, from the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection was sold in our New York Rooms on 21 March 1991, lot 132 and a further example was sold in these Rooms on 24 February 1997, lot 247.