Commissioned from the artist by Jean-François Lériget de la Faye (1674-1731), Paris, and mentioned in his estate inventory of 26 September 1731, nr. 87
by descent to his nephew, Jean-François Lériget de la Faye II, Paris
Pierre Vigné de Vigny (1690-1772), Paris, by 1753
his sale, Paris, P. Remy, 1 April 1773, nr. 100 (as part of a set of four)
where acquired by Louis-François Mettra (1738-1804) for 1785 livres (for the set of four)
Pierre-Eugène Secrétan (1836-1899)
sale E. Secrétan, Galerie Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris, 1-4 July 1889 (Lugt 48407), nr. 133
acquired after the above sale by a member of the Schneider family, probably Henri Schneider (1840 – 1898)
by descent to his daughter Madeleine Schneider (1879-1969), wife of Henri, Marquess of Juigné (1874-1951)
by descent to Colette de Juigné (1902-1989), wife of Armand, 9th duke of Lorge (1902-1996)
by descent to Jacques-Henri, 10th duke of Lorge (1928-2014)
thence by descent to the present collectors
Sale Sotheby's, New York, 1 February 2018, nr. 69

Other works by Nicolas Lancret

Nicolas Lancret A Girl in a Kitchen
A Girl in a Kitchen

Nicolas Lancret A Gallant Conversation
A Gallant Conversation

Nicolas Lancret The Duo
The Duo
c. 1730

Nicolas Lancret The Bird Catchers
The Bird Catchers

Nicolas Lancret The Beautiful Greek
The Beautiful Greek