A Catalogue of Paintings in the Collection of Jules S. Bache. New York, 1929, unpaginated, ill., identifies this picture as Drouais's portrait of the son of President Desvieux, which was no. 82 in the Salon of 1761, from the collection of the Earl of Pembroke, and with Wildenstein.
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Bache Collection. under revision. New York, 1937, unpaginated, no. 49, ill.
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Bache Collection. rev. ed. New York, 1943, unpaginated, no. 48, ill.
Charles Sterling. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings. Vol. 1, XV–XVIII Centuries. Cambridge, Mass., 1955, pp. 145, 148–50, ill., as a replica by Drouais of a portrait Diderot describes in the 1767 Salon under no. 62, a boy holding a dog of ebony with eyes of jet; identifies the original as the portrait signed and dated 1766.
Else Marie Bukdahl. Diderot: Critique d'art. Vol. 1, Théorie et pratique dans les Salons de Diderot. Copenhagen, 1980, pp. 145, 274 n. 189, fig. 58, illustrates our picture as a replica.