- possibly from a private collection in Brittany, France
- bought by Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), New York
- bought by Pottier & Stymus Co.
- 1910, acquired by Henry E. Huntington
- 2008 Bennett and Sargentson
French Art of the Eighteenth Century at The Huntington, Edited by Shelley M. Bennett and Carolyn Sargentson, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008, p. 501, cat. 193, entry by Carolyn Miner
Original marble group commissioned in 1785 by Louis XVI for Marie-Antoinette's Dairy in the château de Rambouillet, inaugurated in 1787.
Plaster cast made in 1854 by Les Ateliers du Louvre in a mold previously made to the request of the Universal Museum in Sydenham (London) which wanted to have a cast of Amalthée; Musée Crozatier, Le Puy-en-Velay.
See exh. cat. Pierre Julien (1731-1804), sculpteur du roi, edited by Gilles Grandjean and Guilhem Scherf, Le Puy-en-Velay, musée Crozatier, 2004.