- c. 1774, Made during Roland's sojourn in Italy (1770-1776)
- 1990, June 16, Monaco, Christie's, no. 141. as anonymous 18th c.; bought by MMA
- 1990, Wrightsman Fund
- 1991 Draper
James David Draper, "French Terracottas", Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. XLIX, no. 3, 1991/1992 (Winter), p. 30-31, ill.
- 1992 Draper
James David Draper, "Philippe-Laurent Roland in the Metropolitan Museum of Art", Metropolitan Museum Journal, vol. 27, 1992, p. 129-132, 146, ill.
- 1783 Paris
Salon, Paris, 1783, n° 270 (possibly)
- 2003-2004 New York
Playing with Fire: European Terracotta Models, 1740-1840, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 28-April 25, 2004, catalogue by James David Draper, Guilhem Scherf, no. 24 (entry by James D. Draper)
Marble (1774) in Gabriel de Montigny, Roland's descendant, collection (in 1901).
Bronze in Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts.
Museum's website, October 18, 2012:
Influenced by sleeping erotes and depictions of Thanatos of classical antiquity;decision to include the arms, of which one is exposed and the other truncated and draped, is a revival of Baroque usage. Also reminiscent of genre-studies such as Greuze's half-lengths.