Provenance

(De Bayser S.A., Paris); purchased 2006 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2008
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 67.
2009
Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2009, 130-131, 253, no. 56 (color).
Bibliography
1906
Michel, André, Louis Soullié, and Charles Masson. François Boucher. Catalogue raisonné de L'Oeuvre peint et dessiné. Paris, [1906]: no. 451.

2007
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "François Boucher, Aurora Heralding the Arrival of the Morning Sun," National Gallery of Art Bulletin no. 36 (Spring 2007): 21-22, color repro.