- 1929, Purchased with funds contributed by Orville H. Bullitt
- Museum's website, December 2014
- 1992 Poulet and Scherf
A.L. Poulet and Guilhem Scherf, Clodion 1738-1814, exhibition catalogue, 1992, p. 49, fig. 26
- 1783 Paris
Salon, Paris, 1783
Museum's website, 21 October 2011:
Pales was the ancient Roman goddess of flocks and shepherds. Moitte created this festival scene as a preparatory study for his large-scale relief that adorns the entrance of the Hôtel de Salm, Paris (now the Palace of the Legion of Honor). The terracotta displays the sculptor’s very lively touch as a modeler of clay, and was exhibited at the Salon of 1783 among his first submissions to the French Royal Academy.