S. Lami, Dictionaire des Sculpteurs de l'École Franaise au Dix-Huitième Siècle, Paris, 1910, pp. 160-161.
S. Hoog, Musée National du Château de Versailles, Les Sculptures, I - Le Musée, Paris, 1993, nos. 1523 and 1524, p. 327
The original marble of this bust was executed by Caffieri for the Salon of 1787 and given in 1786 to the Comédie-Franaise, apparently as part of a complicated debt settlement. The bust was modelled after a painting of Rousseau by Jacques-André-Joseph Camelot Aved (1702-1766), executed in 1738 (S. Lami, loc. cit). A version in terracotta is in Versailles (no. MV 8142).