- Baltimore, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
- 1940, December 12, Baltimore, Jacobs Sale, no. 1083
- 1940, Walters Art Museum, by purchase
Museum's information, April 2013:
Boizot is remembered for his decorative sculptures made for members of Louis XVI's court as well as for his realistic portrait busts. In 1779, he presented a bust of the great French dramatist Racine (1639-1699) that was similar to this example to the Comédie-Française in exchange for a lifetime pass to the theater.