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Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1937
Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 1937, no. 124, repro., as Attributed to Andrea del Verrocchio.
Bibliography
1909
Bode, Wilhelm von. "Maffeo Olivieri, ein Venezianischer Kleinbronzenkünstler der Renaissance." Jahrbuch der Königlich Preuszischen Kunstsammlungen 30 (1909): 81-88, fig. 5, as by Maffeo Olivieri.
1922
Bode, Wilhelm von. Die Italienischen Bronzestatuetten der Renaissance. Berlin, 1922: 66, fig. 76.
1951
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 137, repro. 23, as by Andrea Verrocchio.
1959
Camesasca, Ettore. "Piccoli Bronzi." Sguardi sul Mondo 5, no. 23 (March-April 1959): 34-41, repro. 39, as by Verrocchio.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 517.
1980
Bode, Wilhelm von. The Italian Bronze Statuettes of the Renaissance. Edited and rev. James David Draper. Translated by William Grétor. New York, 1980: 80-81, 95, repro. plate LXXXII.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 81, no. 21.
1993
Meller, Peter. "Bronzetti del Caradosso?" In Janice Shell and Liana Castelfranchi, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo: Scultura e architettura del suo tempo. Milan, 1993: 543, fig. 17, as North Italian (Caradosso?).
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 112, repro.
2005
Mozzati, Tommaso. "Il fuoco e l'alchemista: Giovanfrancesco Rustici e la Practica del Bronzo." Proporzioni: annali della Fondazione Roberto Longhi VI (2005, published 2007):142-175, esp. 152-155, repros 235, 237, 239.