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Possibly Hungarian private collection. [1] Unknown collection, Vienna, in 1922. [2] (E. & A. Silberman, Vienna). [3] (Jacques Seligmann et Cie., Paris and New York) by January 1927;[4] sold 28 December 1927 to Therese K. [Mrs. Herbert N.] Straus, New York; gift 1956 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1938
Italian Sculpture, 1250-1500, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1938, no. 54.
1980
Alexander the Great: History and Legend in Art, Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1980.
1980
The Search for Alexander, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Inst. of Chicago; Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; New Orleans Mus. of Art, 1980-1982, no. 21 in Supplement II to cat.
1998
Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and his Contemporaries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1998-1999, no. 10, repro.
1999
Renaissance Florence: The Art of the 1470s, The National Gallery, London, 1999-2000, no. 61, repro., pp. 256, 274, 278, 282.
2004
Verrocchio's David Restored: A Renaissance Bronze from the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2004, fig. 12 (p. 71), not shown at two earlier venues in Florence and Atlanta.
2009
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture, High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2009-2010, repro. pl. 19 (shown only in Atlanta).

Bibliography

1892
Bode, Wilhelm von. Denkmäler der Renaissance-Sculptur in Italien. 17 vols. Munich, 1892-1904: 12:pl. 147.
1907
Dussler, Luitpold. “Verrocchio, Andrea del.” In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 34(1939):292-298, esp. 294 and 296.
1921
MacLagan, Eric. "A Stucco After Verrocchio." Burlington Magazine 39, n. 222 (September 1921): 131.
1930
Möller, Emil. “Leonardo e il Verrocchio. Quattro rilievi di capitani antichi lavorati per Re Mattia Corvino.” Raccolta vinciana XIV (1930/34): 3-38, esp. 26-33; repro.
1932
"Dr Emil Möller; 'Beitrage zu Leonardo da Vinci als Plastiker und sein Verhältnis zu Verrocchio'." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz vol. 4, no. 2/3 (January-July 1933): 138-139.
1932
Wilder, Elizabeth. "The Unfinished Monument by Andrea del Verrocchio to the Cardinal Niccolò Forteguerri at Pistoia." Studies in the history and criticism of sculpture 7. Northampton, MA, 1932: 71.
1933
Planiscig, Leo. “Andrea del Verrocchios Alexander Relief.” Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien, n.s. VII (1933): 89-96, esp. 94-95, repro. plate VI.
1934
Ricci, Seymour de. “Une sculpture inconnue de Verrocchio.” Gazette des Beaux-Arts s. 6, XI (1934): 244-245, repro.
1934
Soulier, Gustave. “Une sculpture inconnue de Verrocchio.” Gazette des Beaux-Arts s. 6, XI (1934): 384.
1935
"Leonardo e il Verrocchio. By E. Möller." Burlington Magazine vol. 67 n. 391 (October 1935): 186.
1936
Grotemeyer, Paul. “Andrea del Verrocchio.” Pantheon 17 (1936): 108-115, esp. 110, 113, repro.
1938
Art Digest 12 (15 January 1938): 5, repro.
1938
Middeldorf, Ulrich. “Die Ausstellung italienischer Renaissanceskulptur in Detroit.” Pantheon 22 (October 1938): 315-318. (Reprinted in Raccolta di scritti: that is, Collected Writings. 3 vols. Florence, 1979-1981: 1:335-339).
1938
Valentiner, Wilhelm R. “Sculpture of the Early Renaissance Shown at Detroit.” Art News 36 (15 January 1938): 14-15, repro.
1939
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild. “Verrocchio’s Profile of Alexander the Great [sonnet].” Art in America 27, n. 2 (April 1939): 76-77, repro.
1939
"Verrocchio, Andrea del." In Masterpieces of Art. New York World's Fair (May-October 1939): 214, cat. 431.
1941
Planiscig, Leo. Andrea del Verrocchio. Vienna, 1941: esp. 26-28, 51-52, n. 37, repro. fig. 37.
1941
Valentiner, Wilhelm R. “On Leonardo’s Relation to Verrocchio.” Art Quarterly IV (1941): 2-31, repro. [Republished with change in Valentiner, Wilhelm R. Studies of Italian Renaissance Sculpture. London, 1950: 113-133, repro.]
1950
Popham, A. E., and Pouncey, Philip. Italian Drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. London, 1950: 57-58.
1957
De la Coste-Messelière, M. G. “Les medaillons historiques de Gaillon au Musée du Louvre et à l’École des Beaux-Arts.” Revue des Arts 7 (1957): 65-70, esp. 68-69, repro.
1958
Pope-Hennessy, John. Italian Renaissance Sculpture. London, 1958: 38, 311.
1961
Seligman, Germain. Merchants of Art: 1880-1960, Eighty Years of Professional Collecting. New York, 1961: repro. pl. 59.
1962
Vasari, Giorgio. Le vite de’ piu eccellenti pittori scultori e architettori. 9 vols. Milan, 1962-1966: 3 (1963): 225, n. 3.
1963
Lenkey, Susan V. An unknown Leonardo self-portrait: revision of the authorship of the Alexander the Great Relief in the National Gallery of Art. Stanford, 1963: 4-23, fig. 1.
1963
Meller, Peter. “Physiognomical Theory in Renaissance Heroic Portraits.” In Millard Meiss and Richard Krautheimer, eds. Studies in Western Art. Acts of the Twentieth International Congress of the History of Art. 3 vols., Princeton, 1963; 2: 53-69, esp. 62 n. 29.
1963
Stites, Raymond S. "Leonardo Sculture e il busto di Giuliano de' Medici del Verrocchio, 1." Critica d'Arte anno X, no. 56: 5, fig. 5.
1964
Pope-Hennessy, John, assisted by Ronald Lightbown. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. 3 vols, London, 1964:I:175-176.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 173, as by Verrocchio.
1966
Balogh, Jolán. A müvészet Mátyás király udvarában. 2 vols. Budapest, 1966: I: 514 ff.
1966
Busignani, Alberto. Verrocchio. Florence, 1966: 27.
1966
Covi, Dario. “Four new documents concerning Andrea del Verrocchio.” The Art Bulletin 48, n. 1 (March 1966): 97-103, esp. 100.
1967
Bertini, Aldo. “Verrocchio.” Encyclopedia of World Art. 17 vols. New York, 1959- :14 (1967): 760-1.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 153, repro., as by Verrocchio.
1969
Passavant, Günter. Verrocchio. Sculptures, Paintings and Drawings. Complete Edition. Translated from the German MS by Katherine Watson. London, 1969: 42-44, 199-201; repro. figs. 48 and 50.
1969
Pope-Hennessy, John. "The 'aemulus" of Donatello." Times Literary Supplement (13 November 1969).
1970
Arnoldi, Francesco Negri. "Scultura Italiana al Victoria and Albert Museum II." Commentari XXI (July-September 1970): 212.
1970
Stites, Raymond S. The sublimations of Leonardo da Vinci, with a translation of the Codex Trivulzianus. Washington, D.C., 1970: 18, repro. 6.
1971
Cannon-Brookes, Peter. "Review of Charles Avery, Florentine Renaissance Sculpture, 1970." Apollo 94 (November 1971): 420.
1971
Seymour, Charles. The Sculpture of Verrocchio. Greenwich, CT, 1971: 127, [157], fig. 171, 170-171, n. 25.
1972
Covi, Dario. "Review of G. Passavant, Verrocchio, translated by. Katherine Watson, 1969." Art Bulletin 54, no. 1 (March 1972): 91.
1973
Hall, Michael. "Reconsiderations of Sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci. A Bronze Statuette in the J. B. Speed Art Museum." J. B. Speed Art Museum Bulletin 29 (November, 1973): 42-43, n. 12; repro.
1975
Passavant, Günter. "The sculpture of Verrocchio. By Charles Seymour." Burlington Magazine CXVII (January 1975): 55-56.
1975
Vayer, Lajos. “Alexandros és Corvinus….” Müvészettörténeti Értesítö XXIV (1975): 25-36.
1976
Vayer, Lajos. “Il Vasari e l’arte del Rinascimento in Ungheria”. In Il Vasari, storiografo e artista. Atti del congress internazionale nel IV centenario della morte, Arezzo Firenze, 2-8 settembre 1974. Florence, 1976: 501-524, esp. 511-513, repro.
1978
Chastel, André. "Les capitaines antiques affrontés dans l’art florentin du XVe siècle." In Fables, Forms, Figures. 2 vols. Paris, 1978: 1: 237-47, esp. 239.
1982
Balogh, Jolán and Manfred Leithe-Jasper in Gottfried Stangler et. al., eds. Matthias Corvinus und die Renaissance in Ungarn 1458-1541. Exh. cat. Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Schloss Schallaburg Vienna, 1982: 314-317, n. 264.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 630, no. 980, repro.
1986
Pope-Hennessey, John. An Introduction to Italian Sculpture. London, 1986: 32, 293-294.
1988
Poeschel, Sabine. “Alexander Magnus Maximus. Neue Aspekte zur Ikonographie Alexanders de Grossen im Quattrocento.” Römische Jahrbuch 23-24 (1988): 68-69, repro., 72.
1988
Rosand, David. The Meaning of the Mark. Leonardo and Titian. Lawrence, Kansas, 1988: 20, 45 n. 21, repro. fig. 22.
1990
Lodge, Nancy. “A Renaissance King in Hellenistic Disguise: Verrocchio’s Reliefs for King Matthias Corvinus.” In S. Matteo, C. Donatelli Noble, M. U. Sowell, eds. Italian Echoes in the Rocky Mountains. Papers from the 1988 Annual Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies Held in Provo, Utah. Provo, 1990: 23-46, esp. 23, 30, 31, repro.
1991
Adorno, Piero. Il Verrocchio. Nuove proposte nella civiltà artistica del tempo di Lorenzo il Magnifico. Florence, 1991: 175-179, 295 n., repro.
1992
Sheard, Wendy Stedman. The Tomb of Doge Andrea Vendramin in Venice by Tullio Lombardo. Ph.D diss., Yale University, 1971. 2 vols. Ann Arbor, 1992: 205, 437 n. 34.
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: 11, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 234, repro.
1994
Popham, A. E. The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Rev. ed. London, 1994: 40.
1995
Luchs, Alison. Tullio Lombardo and Ideal Portrait Sculpture in Renaissance Venice, 1490-1530. Cambridge, England, and New York, 1995: 146, n. 103.
1996
Passavant, Gunter. “Zum Stand der Verrocchio-Forschung.” In Herbert Beck, Maraike Bückling and Edgar Lein, eds. Die Christus-Thomas-Gruppe von Andrea del Verrocchio. Frankfurt am Main, 1996: 207-213 and 344-49, esp. 212-213 and 217 notes, repro.
1997
Butterfield, Andrew. The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio. New Haven and London, 1997: 153, 156-157, 230-232, no. 25, pl. 205.
1998
Brown, David Alan. Leonardo da Vinci. Origins of a Genius. New Haven and London, 1998: 68-73, notes 91-113, repro.
1998
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1998
Fenton, James. “Verrocchio: The New Cicerone.” In Fenton, Leonardo’s Nephew: essays on art and artist. New York, 1998: 50-67, esp. 55-56.
2003
Gregori, Mina, ed. In the Light of Apollo: Italian Renaissance and Greece. Exh. cat. National Gallery and Alexandros Souzos Museum, Athens, 2003-2004: 192, fig. 10, as Profile of a warrior (Alexander the Great?) by Andrea del Verrocchio.
2003
Vogel, Carol. "Another Trip for 'David'." The New York Times (July 18, 2003).
2003
Windt, Francesca. Andrea del Verrocchio und Leonardo da Vinci: Zusammenarbeit in Skulptur und Malerei. Münster, 2003: 173-4, 181, 236-239, repro.
2004
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2004
Weiss, Rick. “Alexander and the Rustle of Black Wings.” The Washington Post (July 19, 2004): A-6, repro.
2005
Covi, Dario. Andrea del Verrocchio, Life and Work. Florence, 2005: 11, 138-143, figs. 126, 127.
2007
Pisani, Linda. Francesco di Simone Ferrucci. Itinerari di uno scultore fiorentino fra Toscana, Romagna e Montefeltro. Florence, 2007: 40-42, repro.
2011
Caglioti, Francesco. “Andrea del Verrocchio e i profili di condottieri antichi per Mattia Corvino." In Italy & Hungary. Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance. Proceedings of an international conference held at the Villa I Tatti, Florence, June 6-8, 2007. Péter Farbaky and Louis A. Waldman, eds. Villa I Tatti, Florence and Milan, 2011: 505-551, esp. 508, 517, 536-539, 546-548, fig. 7, fig. 19, repro.
2011
Caglioti, Francesco. “Da una costola di Desiderio: due marmi giovanili del Verrocchio." In Connors, Joseph, Alessandro Nova, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi and Gerhard Wolf, eds. Desiderio da Settignano. Venice, 2011: no. 17.
2011
Pócs, Dániel. “White marble sculptures from the Buda Castle: Reconsidering some facts about an antique statue and a fountain by Verrocchio.” In Italy & Hungary. Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance. Proceedings of an international conference held at the Villa I Tatti, Florence, June 6-8, 2007. Farbaky, Péter and Louis A. Waldman, eds. Villa I Tatti, Florence and Milan, 2011: 553-608, esp. 563-564, 589.

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