Signed at lower middle, "Boucher"; inscribed at lower right, "J.B.?". Inscribed on verso, "R.B. 1485.14".
Fairfax-Murray, III, no. 104, repr.
The pose of the little shepherdess seated on a tuft of ground is very much like the mature girl in "Bergère Assise" a small print engraved after Boucher by Théodore chevalier de Vallory (repr. Paris 1971, 1615). Aside from the similarity of pose, the shepherdess in the print wears similar attire with the exception of her hat and staff.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.