Listed by Ananoff in Flight III, No. 1621.
There is a reverse engraving made by Janinet. collection of the Countess of Nedaillac (sale3-4 June 1887, No. 30) Listed in the sale of 1898. Zarine Collection (sale5 / 12/1917, No. 13) Listed by Baron Roger Portalis 1889 cat., page 301 "Fragonard, his life, his work"
Drawing on verso
He arrives in Paris around 6 years old.
He works with J.S. Chardin but he joins the workshop of F. BOUCHER.
He entered the Academy of Painting in 1752 under Carle van Loo.
He arrived in Rome in 1756 with his friend Hubert Robert and stayed there until 1761.
Period and school: France Grasse (1732 - 1806)
Registration: confirmed by Mrs DUPUY-VACHET