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Provenance

Mrs. Louis Stern, Paris. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase 16 April 1917 by funds of Joseph E. Widener;[1] 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. 139, repro., as Hercules Strangling Antaeus by Francesco da Sant'Agata.
1978
Antiquity in the Renaissance, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1978, no. 94.
1985
Natur und Antike in der Renaissance, Städtische Galerie Liebieghaus, Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany, 1985-1986, no. 99.
Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 8, as Hercules Strangling Antaeus by Francesco da Sant'Agata.
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. 205, as Hercules Strangling Antaeus, by Francesco da Sant'Agata.
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 146, repro., as by Francesco da Sant' Agata.
1949
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 181, note 43, repro. 133-135, as by Francesco da Sant'Agata.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 156, as by Francesco da Sant'Agata.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 138, repro., as by Francesco da Sant'Agata.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 67.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 632, no. 986, repro., as by Francesco da Sant'Agata (?).
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 168, repro.
2002
Darr, Alan, Peter Barnet, and Antonia Boström. Catalogue of Italian Sculptures in the Detroit Institute of Arts. 2 vols. London, 2002: 1:248.