Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 110 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"This picture has been attributed to Raphael, and was formerly in the private cabinet of Marie Antoinette. Upon the outbreak of the French Revolution it was sent to Lower Saxony for safe keeping, in the care of the Princess of Holstein, who afterwards acquired the ownership of the painting. In 1797 it was given by the princess to John A. Graham, Esq., a distinguished American citizen, who, in 1806, presented it to Mr. De Witt Clinton, afterwards governor of New York, in whose family it has since remained. " The correspondence between Mr. Graham and Governor Clinton, and others, relating to the history of this interesting picture, will accompany the painting." [P. 19; illustration depicts several females and many cupids in a landscape setting. Some of the cupids are in cages floating in a small stream.]
Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings by Celebrated Old and Modern Masters, and Statuary, belonging to N.D. Morgan, Esq., Brooklyn. The Whole on Exhibition, Friday, January 21st, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway. To be sold by auction Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, January 26th and 27th, Commencing at Eight o'clock. The Messrs. Leavitt, Auctioneers.