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Provenance

Max Chabrière-Arlès, Lyons; purchased 1920/1921 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, ELkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 15.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 51, no. 17.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 97, repro.