Alexandre Ananoff, with the collaboration of Daniel Wildenstein, "François Boucher", 2 vols., Lausanne and Paris, 1976, II, p. 27, fig. 953 (as collection M. de Sireul)
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 53, repr.
Denison, Cara D., with Stephanie Wiles and Ruth S. Kraemer. Fantasy and Reality : Drawings from the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Collection. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995, no. 5, repr. in color.
Watermark: none visible through lining.
This drawing is connected to Boucher's painting of the same subject commissioned by the king in 1748 for the château de la Muette, which is now in the Princeton Art Museum, New Jersey.
Sireuil, M. de, former owner.
Boulle, L., former owner.