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Provenance

John Edward Taylor, London; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1-4 and 9-10 July 1912, 1st day, no. 26, as by Benvenute Cellini); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 11 November 1912 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1937
Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 1937, no. 138, repro., as by Benvenuto Cellini.
Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 8, as by Benvenuto Cellini.
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: fig. 200, as Virtue Triumphant over Vice, by Benvenuto Cellini.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 155, repro., as by Benvenuto Cellini.
1949
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 182, note 47, repro. 146, 148, as by Benvenuto Cellini.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 148, as by Benvenuto Cellini.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 131, repro., as by Benvenuto Cellini.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 210, repro.
2007
Sénéchal, Philippe. Giovan Francesco Rustici 1475-1554. Un sculpteur de la Renaissance entre Florence et Paris. Paris, 2007: 259-260, repro.