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Provenance

Dr. Eduard Simon [1864-1929], Berlin; (his sale, Berlin, 10-11 October 1929, no. 47). (A.S. Drey Galleries, New York), in 1935. Purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1935
Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance. A.S. Drey Galleries, New York, March, 1935, no. 8, as Donatello (or close to).
Bibliography
1907
Bode, Wilhelm von. Die Italienischen Bronzestatuetten der Renaissance. 3 vols. Berlin, 1907: 3:22, pl. 247.
1922
Bode, Wilhelm von. Die Italienischen Bronzestatuetten der Renaissance. Berlin, 1922: 81, pl. 97.
1925
Schottmüller, Frida. "Tierbronzen der Italienischen Renaissance in Berliner Privatbesitz." Der Kunstwanderer (March 1925): 224 fig. 5, 225.
1946
Frankfurter, Alfred M. Supplement to the Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1946: 41, repro., as Florentine School.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 425, repro., as Florentine School.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 499.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 155, as Florentine School.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 137, repro., as Florentine School.
1980
Bode, Wilhelm von. The Italian Bronze Statuettes of the Renaissance. Edited and revised by James David Draper. Translated by William Grétor. New York, 1980:109, as probably Italian 17th century (Draper’s attribution); pl. CCXLVII:1, as Italian, first half of the 16th century (Bode’s attribution).
1992
Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day 3 vols. Oxford, 1992: I (Italian): 130.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 210, repro.