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Provenance

Vicomte Isidore-Hippolyte de Janzé [1790-1865], Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 April 1866, no. 4);[1] Louis-Charles Timbal [1821-1880], Paris; sold 1872 with his collection to Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris);[2] purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[3] gift 1937 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1865
Union Central des Beaux Arts appliqué à l'Industrie, Palais de l'Industrie, Paris, 1865, no. 676.
1932
Italian Sculpture from the Dreyfus Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1932.
Bibliography
1907
Vitry, Paul. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus: I. - La Sculpture." Les Arts 72 (December 1907): repro. 9, 12.
1931
Mayer, August L. "Die Sammlung Gustave Dreyfus." Pantheon 7 (January 1931):16, repro.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 221, no. A-3, as by Desiderio da Settignano.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 253, repro. 226, as by Desiderio da Settignano.
1944
Duveen Brothers, Inc. Duveen Sculpture in Public Collections of America: A Catalog Raisonné with illustrations of Italian Renaissance Sculptures by the Great Masters which have passed through the House of Duveen. New York, 1944: figs. 52-54, as by Desiderio da Settignano.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 150, repro., as by Desiderio da Settignano.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 152, as by Desiderio da Settignano.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 135, repro., as by Desiderio da Settignano.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 88, repro.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.