- 1930, acheté grâce aux fonds du musée provenant de la Edmond Foulc Collection
- Museum's website, December 2014
Museum's website, 23 December 2014:
Barthélémy Prieur enjoyed great success as a sculptor, receiving many large-scale royal commissions. In addition, documents reveal that his workshop produced small bronzes in the early seventeenth century. Many statuettes similar to this one seen here were made during this period, differing in small details, degree of finish, and quality. It is possible that the Prieur workshop cast bronzes over a considerable period during the seventeenth century, and made later a version of this piece.