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Provenance

Amable Charles (Franquet), 1st Comte de Francqueville, O.L.H. [b. 1840], Paris.[1] (Wildenstein & Co., New York); sold June 1949 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1952 to NGA.

Bibliography
1951
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: 256, no. 115, repro., as The Muse Calliope.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 450, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 164.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 144, repro.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 109.
1992
De Caso, Jacques. "La sculpture en crise: aspects d'une révision." In Daniel Rabreau and Bruno Tollon, eds. Le Progrès des Arts Réunis, 1763-1815: Mythe culturel, des origines de la révolution à la fin de l'empire?. Actes du Colloque International d'Histoire de l'Art, Bordeaux - Toulouse, 22-26 May 1989. Bordeaux and Toulouse, 1992: 315, 316 n. 9, fig. 67.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 172, repro.
1997
Draper, James David, and Guilhem Scherf. Augustin Pajou: Royal Sculptor, 1730-1809. Exh. cat. Musée du Louvre, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 1997: 127-128.
1999
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.
2005
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. 90, 75 (not in the exhibition).