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Sigismond Bardac, Paris, before 1913, as "dinanderie," twelfth century;[1] (Arnold Seligmann), 1913[?]-1916; purchased 22 April 1916 by Joseph Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, as Flemish, thirteenth century; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, after purchase by funds of the estate, 1942.

Exhibition History

1937
Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 1937, no. 113, repro., as Flemish, thirteenth century.
1940
Exhibition of Arts of the Middle Ages, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1940, 82, no. 290, pl. XXXIII, as English or Scandinavian, thirteenth century.

Bibliography

1913
Leman, Henri. Collection Sigismond Bardac. Faiences italiennes du XV siècle, objets de haute curiosité, Moyen Age et Renaissance. Paris, 1913: no. 31, as "dinanderie, XIIe siécle".
1928
Falke, Otto von. "Reiteraquamanilien I." Pantheon 1 (1928): 248.
1929
Falke, Otto von. "Reiteraquamanilien III Teil. Die Jägergruppe." Pantheon 4 (1929): 426-430, especially 427, 430, fig. 9.
1935
Falke, Otto von, and Erich Meyer. Bronzegeräte des Mittelalters I. Romanische Leuchter und Gefässe; Giessgefässe der Gotik. Berlin, 1935: 44, 107, no. 288, fig. 255.
1935
_Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 30, as Flemish (Dinant), thirteenth century.
1937
Davis, Robert Tyler. "An Odyssey of Bronze Statuettes." Art News 35 (February 1937): 9-13, 25, repro. 12, as Flemish, thirteenth century.
1937
_Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America. Exh. cat. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1937: no. 113, as Flemish thirteenth century.
1940
Swarzenski, Georg. "Arts of the Middle Ages." Art News 38 (February 1940): 8-12, 23, repro. 11.
1942
_Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 9, as Flemish (Dinant), 13th century, Coquemar, in the form of an equestrian figure.
1949
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 4, 11, 171-172, note 4, repro. 32, 33.
1952
Christensen, Erwin O. Objects of Medieval Art from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1952: 22-24, 30.
1965
_Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 154.
1968
_European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 136, repro.
1978
King, Marian. Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1978: 98-99, pl. 62.
1983
_Ex aere solido; Bronzen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Exh. cat. (Essay by Dietrich Kötzche) Organized by Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Münster, Saarbrucken, Hanover, Berlin, 1983: 81, no. 45.
1993
Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 28-32, color repro. 29.
2003
_Speculum (July 2003): cover repro.

Technical Summary


[1] The left front leg, more silvery in color than the body, is joined to it with a pin and solder; its alloy, different from that of the body, is brass, composed of 89 percent copper, 9 percent zinc, and small amounts of iron, silver, antimony, and tin (report cited in note 2). The right front foot, grayish in color, thin, and curved inward, also appears to be a replacement.
[2] Report of 2 March 1987, in NGA conservation laboratory files.

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