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Inscription

on rear of base: Roland Sculp / Cisele par L Jeannest

Provenance

Possibly shown at the 1798 Paris Salon. (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 June 1981, no. 79); Brooks Beaulieu, Northampton, MA; Mr. and Mrs. John Gaines; gift 1989 to NGA.[1]

Exhibition History
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 122-123, color repro.
Bibliography
1992
Draper, James David. "Philippe-Laurent Roland in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal 27 (1992): 143 fig. 21, 144, 147 n. 55.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 209, repro.
2003
Draper, James David, and Guilhem Scherf. L'esprit créateur de Pigalle à Canova: Terres cuites européennes 1740-1840. Exh. cat. Musée di Louvre, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Paris, 2003: 201-202.