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Provenance

Capponi collection, Florence. (Stefano Bardini [1836-1922], Florence); (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 5-7 June 1899, 1st day, no. 387, as Bust of Cosimo III de' Medici by Bernini); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 5 December 1900 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[1] 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
1974
The Twilight of the Medici: Late Baroque Art in Florence 1670-1743, Detroit Institute of Arts; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy, 1974, no. 31 (shown only in Detroit).
2006
La principessa saggia. L'eredita di Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici Elettrice Palatina., Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, 2006-2007, no. 3, repro.
Bibliography
1948
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 129, repro., as Italian 17th Century.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 155.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 138, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 639, no. 1003, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 90, repro.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.
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.