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. "XV–XVIII Centuries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings. 1, Cambridge, Mass., 1955, pp. 145, 148–50, ill., as a replica by Drouais of a portrait he believes Diderot describes in the Salon of 1767 under no. 62, and including, according to Sterling, a boy holding a dog of ebony with eyes of jet; identifies the original as the portrait signed and dated 1766, later in the Pembroke, Meffre, M. D., and Rothschild collections.
Else Marie Bukdahl. "Théorie et pratique dans les Salons de Diderot." Diderot: Critique d'art. 1, Copenhagen, 1980, pp. 145, 274 n. 189, fig. 58, illustrates our picture in lieu of the primary version.