Provenance

Possibly E. Williamson, Paris.[1] Sir Stewart M. Samuel, Bt., London. George J. Gould [1864-1923], New York, and Lakewood, New Jersey, by at least 1920.[2] (Duveen Brothers Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1941 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1943 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1920
French Decorative Art and Sculpture of the XVIII Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1920.
1941
Exhibition of Sculpture, Duveen Galleries, New York, 1941, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2008
Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2008-2009, no. 6.8, repro.
Bibliography
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 254, repro. 225, as by Lorenzo Bernini.
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. 230-231, as by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini.
1944
Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 78, repro. p. 63.
1945
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 202, repro., as by Lorenzo Bernini.
1949
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 182, note 49, repro. 152-153, as by Lorenzo Bernini.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 84, as by Bernini.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 439, repro., as by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 146, as by Bernini.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 130, repro., as by Bernini.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 81.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 29, repro.
1997
Villeneuve, René. Baroque to Neo-Classical: Sculpture in Quebec. Ottawa, 1997: 51-52. repro. fig. 35.
2002
Kathrens, Michael C. American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer. New York, 2002: repro. 152.
2008
Penny, Nicholas. "The Evolution of the Plinth, Pedestal, and Socle." In Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe. Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt, eds. Studies in the History of Art 70, Symposium Papers 47 (2008): 478-479.
2015
Miner, Carolyn H. “Not by Bernini: A Re-Examination of the National Gallery’s Bronze Bust of Louis XIV.” In Carolyn H. Miner, ed. The Eternal Baroque. Studies in Honour of Jennifer Montagu. Milan, 2015: 103-117, repro.