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Provenance

Oscar Hainauer [d. 1894], Berlin; his wife, Julie Hainauer, Berlin; acquired 1906 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); by exchange 21 October 1920 to Joseph E. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1989
Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Wisconsin, 1989, brochure, no. 7.
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 105, as Lock Face Plate and Strap.
Bibliography
1908
A Cabinet of One Hundred & Thirty-Three Bronze Plaques and Medals of the Renaissance Period from the Collection of the Late Herr Oscar Hainauer of Berlin. Ed. Duveen Brothers. London, n.d. (but 1908): no. 20, repro.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 15.
1989
Avery, Charles. "Fontainebleau, Milan, or Rome? A Mannerist Bronze Lockplate and Hasp." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989):298, 299, 304, repro.