Provenance

Possibly Marquis de Marigny, Chateau de la Muette, after 1746 until before 1787. Sir Harold Wernher, London; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 25-26 November 1946, 2nd day, no. 388, as Allegory of Spring by J.B. Lemoyne); Leonard Foster.[1] (Wildenstein & Co., New York); sold June 1949 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1952 to NGA.

Bibliography
1909
Furcy-Raynaud, Marc. Inventaires des sculptures. Paris, 1909: 58, 72.
1951
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 250, no. 112, repro., as The Dew by Robert Le Lorrain.
1956
Beaulieu, Michèle. "Un grand sculpteur méconnu, Robert Le Lorrain." Le Jardin des Arts (June 1956):487, repro, as by Le Lorrain.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 448, repro., as The Dew by Robert Le Lorrain.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 160, as The Dew by Robert Le Lorrain.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 141, repro., as The Dew by Robert Le Lorrain.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 100.
1977
Souchal, François. French Sculptors of the 17th and 18th Centuries: The Reign of Louis XIV. 3 vols. Oxford, 1977-1987: 1 (1977):281, repro.
1978
Souchal, François. "Anselme Flamen, <>, sculpteur du Roi." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 91 (February 1978): repro. 52.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 147, repro.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.
2005
The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 79 (not in the exhibition).