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Eugène Piot [1812-1890], Paris; Louis-Charles Timbal [1821-1880], Paris; Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); purchased 1940 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1932
Sculpture and Medals of the Renaissance from the Dreyfus Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1932.
1938
Eighteenth Loan Exhibition of Old Masters: Italian Gothic and Early Renaissance Sculptures [cover title: Italian Sculpture 1250-1500], Detroit Institute of Arts, 1938, no. 78, repro.
2004
Matteo Civitali e il suo Tempo: Pittori, scultori e orafi a Lucca nel tardo Quattrocento , Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi, Lucca, 2004, no. 3.8 and pp. 372-373, repro.

Bibliography

1886
Yriarte, Charles. Matteo Civitali, sa vie et son oeuvre. Paris, 1886: 58.
1907
Schottmüller, Frida. "Matteo Civitali. " In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 7(1912):23-28.
1907
Vitry, Paul. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus: I. - La Sculpture." Les Arts 72 (December 1907): repro. 18, 26.
1909
Fabriczy, Cornelius von. “Kritisches Verzeichnis toskanischer Holz- und Tonstatuen bis zum Beginn des Cinquecento.” Jahrbuch der königlich preuszischen Kunstsammlungen 30 (beiheft; 1909):49, no. 195.
1930
_Dreyfus Collection. Certain of the Sculptures from the collection of M. Gustave Dreyfus, Paris, which was acquired in its Entirety from the Executors of his Estate in MDCCCCXXX by Sir Joseph Duveen, Bart. [with photos by Clarence Kennedy]. Florence, 1930: repro. XVIII [issued in variant editions, not all plates numbered the same in each].
1932
Rowlandson, Benjamin, Jr. "The Dreyfus Collection. A Review of the Exhibition." Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum 1 (March 1932): 56.
1934
Meli, Filippo. L’Arte di Matteo Civitali. Lucca, 1934: fig. 12.
1938
Ragghianti, Carlo. "La Mostra di scultura italiana antica a Detroit (U.S.A.)." Critica d'Arte 3 (1938):170-183, esp. 182, repro. pl. 148, fig. 62.
1941
_Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 219-220, no. A-51.
1942
_Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 254, repro. 226.
1943
Swarzenski, Georg. "Some Aspects of Italian Quattrocento Sculpture in the National Gallery." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6th series, 24 (November 1943): 283-304, esp. 299, repro. fig. 14.
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. 154-156.
1945
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 190, repro.
1946
Eggen, J. B. “La galerie nationale d’art, Washington.” Mouseion 57/58, nos. 3-4 (1946): 98.
1949
Galassi, Guiseppe. La scultura fiorentina del quattrocento. Milan, 1949: 178, 255 n. 22, repro. pl. 224.
1949
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 178, note 33, repro. 109-110.
1959
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 415, repro.
1965
_Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 148.
1968
_European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 131, repro.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 48.
1978
Negri Arnoldi, Francesco. “Matteo Civitali scultore lucchese.” In Egemonia fiorentina ed autonomie locali nella Toscana nord-ocidentale del Primo Rinascimento. Atti del convegno. Pistoia, 1975. Pistoia, 1978: 255-275, esp. 263.
1988
Filieri, Maria Teresa. "Edicole sacre nel XV secolo." In Immagini di devozione a Lucca. Exh. cat., Complesso monumentale di San Micheletto, Lucca, 1988: 14.
1990
Luchs, Alison. "Duveen, the Dreyfus Collection, and the Treatment of Italian Renaissance Sculpture: Examples from the National Gallery of Art." Studies in the History of Art 24 (1990):34, 36, repro.
1994
_Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 45, repro.
1995
Harms, Martina. Matteo Civitali. Bildhauer der Frührenaissance in Lucca. Münster, 1995: 170-173, 245-246, n. 451-457; repro. fig. 68.
2001
Pisani, Linda. “In margine a Matteo Civitali. Indagini sulla scultura a Lucca nella seconda metà del XV secolo.” In Max Seidel and Romano Silva, eds. Lucca città d’arte e I suoi archive. Opere d’arte e testimonianze documentarie dal Medioevo al Novecento. Collana del Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz 5 (2000). Venice 2001: 200-232, esp. 230 n. 7.
2005
Pisani, Linda. “Matteo Civitali: riflessioni in margine a una mostra." Arte Cristiana 93 (2005): 99-110, esp. 108 n. 19.

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