For a long time, art historians could not decide where the “small park” written by Fragonard was located. These topographical doubts are perfectly demonstrated by the catalogs of the Wallace Collection published at different times. So, in the catalog that appeared in 1900, it is said that the painting depicts the forest of Fontainebleau near Paris. In the catalog of 1903 the same place is evasively called the “Roman villa”, and in the catalog of 1913 this picture is called “Gardens of Villa d’Este in Tivoli”.
Under this title, the picture existed for more than half