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on base at back: CLODION. inv. fecit Romae. 1770


Probably Catherine II of Russia [1729-1796], Saint Petersburg; Prince Gregory Alexandrovich Potemkin; his grand niece, Darja Nikolajewna Lopouchina, Moscow; W.N. Isakoff, Kiev, before 1904 until probably 1923.[1] David David-Weill [1871-1952], Neuilly-sur-Seine, before 1925;[2] sold 1937 to (Wildenstein & Co., New York), until at least 1940.[3] purchased 1949 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 to NGA.

Exhibition History
French XVIIIth Century Sculpture formerly of the David-Weill Collection, Wildenstein & Co., New York, April 1940, no. 37
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
L'Antiquité rêvée. Innovations et résistances au XVIIIe siècle [Antiquity Revived. Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century], Musée du Louvre, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2010-2011, not in French cat., no. 32 (English cat.), repro. (shown only in Houston).
Benois, Alexandre, and Adrian Viktorovich Prakhov. Khudozestvennyia sokrovishcha Rossii--Les Trésors d'Art en Russie. 7 vols. Saint Petersburg, 1901-1907: 4(1904):53-56, pl. 20-23; 7(1907):206-207.
Lami, Stanislas. Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs de l'Ecole française au dix-huitième siècle. 2 vol. Paris, 1910-1911: 2 : 150.

Vöge, Wilhelm. Die Deutschen Bildwerke und die der anderen cisalpinen Länder. Berlin, 1910: 224.
Bange, E.F. "Die Bildwerke in bronze und in anderen Metallen." In Demmler, Theodor, ed. Die Bildwerke des deutschen Museums. 4 vols. Berlin and Leipzig, 1923-1930: 2 (1923) : 46, n. 2751.
Henriot, Gabriel. "La Collection David-Weill." L'Amour de l'Art (1925): 14, repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1945-1951. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 258, no. 116, repro.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 451, repro.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 149.
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 132, repro.
The French Bronze 1500-1800. Exh cat. M. Knoedler and Co., New York, 1968: no. 71.
Hodgkinson, Terence. "A Clodion Statuette in the National Gallery of Canada." Bulletin, The National Gallery of Canada 24 (1974): 13-21.
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 106.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 645, no. 1017, repro.
Poulet, Anne L., and Gilhem Scherf. Clodion 1738-1814. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1992: 26-7, fig. 7.
Scherf, Guilhem. "Clodion en Italie: 1762-1771." Dossier de l'Art (avril-mai 1992): 6-9, repro.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 47, repro.
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.
Poulet, Anne, in Edgar Peters Bowron and Joseph J. Rishel, eds. Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000: 250-251, under no. 127.
The Arts of France from François Ier to Napoléon Ier. A Centennial Celebration of Wildenstein's Presence in New York. Exh. cat. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, 2005: 65, fig. 92, 75, 246 (not in the exhibition).