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Provenance

Purchased 1846 in Italy by Eugène Piot [1812-1890], Paris.[1] Louis-Charles Timbal [1821-1880], Paris, by 1866;[2] Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[3] gift 1937 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1932
Sculpture and Medals of the Renaissance from the Dreyfus Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1932.
1999
Renaissance Florence: The Art of the 1470s, The National Gallery, London, 1999-2000, no. 17, repro.
2004
Verrocchio's David Restored: A Renaissance Bronze from the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004, not in cat., not shown at two earlier venues in Florence and Atlanta.
2011
The Portrait in Renaissance Italy: From Masaccio to Bellini, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2011-2012, no. 49, repro.

Bibliography

1866
Le Magasin Pittoresque trente-quatrième année (1866): 6.
1882
Bode, Wilhelm von. “Die italienischen Skulpturen der Renaissance in der Kőniglichen Museen, II, Bildwerke des Andrea del Verroccchio.” Jahrbuch der Kőniglich Preussischen Kunstsammlungen III (1882): 91-105, 235-267, esp. 266, proposing Giuliano de’ Medici as the subject.
1885
Heiss, Aloïss. Les Medailleurs de la Renaissance. Paris, 1885: 59, repro.
1892
Bode, Wilhelm von. Denkmäler der Renaissance-Sculptur Toscanas in historischer Anordung. 17 vols. plates; 1 vol. text. Munich, 1892-1905: text vol.:142-143.
1901
Mackowsky, Hans. Verrocchio. Bielefeld and Leipzig, 1901: 42.
1901
Venturi, Adolfo. Storia dell'Arte Italiana. 11 vols. Milan, 1901-1940: VI (1908): 715.
1904
Cruttwell, Maud. Verrocchio. London and New York, 1904: 87-89, fig. XIX
1907
Vitry, Paul. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus: I. - La Sculpture." Les Arts 72 (December 1907): repro. 19, 22.
1909
Trapesnikoff, Trifon. Die Porträtdarstellungen der Mediceer des XV Jahrhunderts. Strassburg, 1909: 69, repro.
1929
Notice Lue a L'Assemblée Générale Annuelle de la Sociéte des Amis du Louvre (5 Février 1929): 5.
1930
"Notes from Abroad. The Dreyfus Collection - Other Notes." International Studio 97 (September 1930): repro.
1931
Mayer, August L. "Die Sammlung Gustave Dreyfus." Pantheon 7 (January- June 1931): 16, repro.
1937
Cortissoz, Royal. An Introduction to the Mellon Collection. Boston, 1937: repro. opposite p. 22.
1937
Jewell, Edward Alden. "Mellon's Gift." Magazine of Art 30, no. 2 (February 1937): 83, repro.
1937
"Mellon Offers Nation $19,000,000 Collection of Old Masters." The Art Digest 11, n. 8 (15 January 1937): repro.
1941
Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 237, no. A-16.
1941
Planiscig, Leo. Andrea del Verrocchio. Vienna, 1941: 29.
1942
Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 253, repro. 238.
1943
Swarzenski, Georg. "Some Aspects of Italian Quattrocento Sculpture in the National Gallery." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 6th series, 24 (November 1943): 298.
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: figs. 139-142.
1949
Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 129, repro.
1949
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 179, note 35, repro. 113-116.
1958
Pope-Hennessy, John. Italian Renaissance Sculpture. London, 1958: 311, fig. 82.
1963
Stites, Raymond S. "Leonardo scultore e il busto di Giuliano de' Medici del Verrocchio, 1." Critica d'Arte, anno X, no. 56: 1-32, fig. 1, fig. 25.
1963
Stites, Raymond S. "Leonardo scultore e il busto di Giuliano de' Medici del Verrocchio, 2." Critica d'Arte, anno X, n. 59-60: 25-33, fig. 6, fig. 7.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 173
1966
Seymour, Charles. Sculpture in Italy, 1400 to 1500. Harmondsworth, 1996: 178, pl. 115B.
1967
Clarence Kennedy. Exh. cat. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 1967: 26, plate 76.
1967
"Renaissance." Gazette des Beaux-Arts VI période, tôme LXIX (May-June 1967): 19.
1967
Richard, Paul. "Statue's Body Called Work of Leonardo." The Washington Post (Sunday, February 26, 1967): A1, A4, repro. A1.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 152, repro.
1971
Seymour, Charles. The Sculpture of Verrocchio. Greenwich, CT, 1971: 167, n. 15, fig. 152.
1972
Covi, Dario. "Review of G. Passavant, Verrocchio, trans. Katherine Watson, 1969." Art Bulletin 54, n. 1 (March 1972): 93.
1972
Souchal, François. "Charles Seymour, Jr. The Sculpture of Verrocchio." Chronique des Arts n. 1244 (September 1972): 26.
1976
Alsop, Joseph. The Rare Art Traditions: The History of Art Collecting and Its Linked Phenomena Wherever These Have Appeared. Bollingen series 35, no. 27. New York, 1976: fig. 78.
1981
Avery, Charles. Fingerprints of the Artist: European Terra-Cotta Sculpture from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1981: fig. 19.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 631, no. 983, repro.
1991
Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 108, color repro.
1992
Darr, Alan Phipps. “Verrocchio’s Legacy: Observations Regarding His Influence on Pietro Torrigiani and Other Florentine Sculptors.” In Verrocchio and Late Quattrocento Italian Sculpture. Steven Bule, Alan Phipps Darr, and Fiorella Superbi Gioffredi, eds. (Acts of two conferences commemorating the fifth centenary of Verrocchio’s death. I. April 1988 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; II. June 1989 at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno and the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence). Florence, 1992: 136.
1992
National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 291, repro.
1992
Stapleford, Richard. The Age of Lorenzo de' Medici: Patronage and the Arts in Renaissance Florence. A Walking Tour of Italian Painting and Sculpture in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1992: 5, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 232, repro.
1997
Butterfield, Andrew. The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio. New Haven and London, 1997: 230, 239-240, no. 29, pl. 273.
1998
Fenton, James. "Verrocchio: The New Cicerone." In Leonardo's Nephew: Essays on Art and Artists. New York, 1998: 56.
2001
Poletti, Federico. Antonio e Piero Pollaiolo. Milan, 2001: 201.
2002
Naldi, Riccardo. Andrea Ferrucci: marmi gentili tra la Toscana e Napoli. Naples, 2002: 217.
2005
Covi, Dario. Andrea del Verrocchio, Life and Work. Florence, 2005: 62, 131-137, 140, figs. 115-117.
2006
Carl, Doris. Benedetto da Maiano: A Florentine Sculptor at the Threshold of the High Renaissance. 2 vols. Turnhout, Belgium, 2006: 130, n. 27.
2012
Luchs, Alison. "Verrocchio and the Bust of Albiera degli Albizzi: Portraits, Poetry and Commemoration." Artibus et historiae 66 (2012): 85, repro.

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