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Émile Gavet [d. 1906], Paris; sold 1892, possibly through a dealer, to William Kissam Vanderbilt [1849-1920], New York, and Marble House, Newport;[1] his wife, Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt [1853-1933, later Mrs. Oliver H.P. Belmont], Newport and Paris.[2] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris), by 1931;[3] sold 1941 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Sculpture and Carl Milles, Baltimore Museum of Art; Institute of Modern Art, Boston, 1940-1941, no. 7.
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. 5-6, as by Donatello.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 182, repro., as by Donatello.
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 24.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 74, repro.
Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, Paris; Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Milan, 2007: 135, fig. 91.
Pisani, Linda. "San Giovannino Battista nei busti del Rinascimento Florentino." In Jeanette Kohl and Rebecca Müller, eds. Kopf/Bild: Die Büste in Mittelalter und Frïher Neuzeit. (I Mandorli 6) Munich and Berlin, 2007: 231, no. 6, as Style of Antonio Rossellino.
Bellandi, Alfredo. Gregorio di Lorenzo: Il Maestro delle Madonne di Marmo. Morbio Inferiore, 2010: 380, no. III.5.4, repro.