Various versions of a reclining nymph appear in the records for Vincennes described as Baigneuse, Naïade, Baigneuse avec Urne, etc. All depict a lithe nymph reclining nude in various poses, sometimes supported on an overturned or pouring forth water, sometimes holding up a drape to reveal herself, sometimes amidst grasses and with a dog in the guise of a huntress. Whether these models were intended to represent a specific goddess, a water nymph or simply a decorative nude reclining figure is not entirely clear.
See Tamara Préaud and Antoinette Fay-Hallé, Porcelaines de Vincennes: Les Origines de Sèvres, Paris, 1977, figs. 454-457 and Svend Eriksen & Geoffrey de Bellaigue, Sèvres Porcelain, Vincennes and Sèvres 1740-1800, 1987, pp. 200 et seq., and pl. 12; also Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 21-22 June 1999, lot 203 and Anonymous sale; Cheffins, Cambridge, 14 May 2002, lot 246 for examples recently on the art market.