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This plaquette has been combined with four other plaquettes (1957.14.60.2-.5) and a plain panel to make a partially lidded box, of which this plaquette is the front long side. The plain panel serves as the bottom of the box, and on its underside are markings for each of the plaquettes. Relevant to 1957.14.60.1 are: D477 in red paint, 394 in white paint canceled by a red bar, 269 in red paint, and C54 B in red paint.

Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.

Bibliography
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 2:41, no. 394, as Paduan school, Scene from the Life of a Saint.
1908
Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): 29, fig. 7, as Paduan school, Scene from the Life of a Saint.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Renaissance Bronzes. Oxford, 1931: 62, no. 54-B, pl. 31, fig. 54-B, as Paduan school, Scene from the Life of a Saint, c. 1500.
1944
Middeldorf, Ulrich and Oswald Goetz. Medals and Plaquettes from the Sigmund Morgenroth Collection. Chicago, 1944: 36–37, no. 261, note, as Mantuan, c. 1500, [Scene from] the Life of Saint Simeon.
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. 39, as Paduan sixteenth century, Casket with Scenes from the Life of a Saint.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 143–144, no. 525 (i), fig. 527, as North Italian late fifteenth or early sixteenth century, Scene from the Life of Saint Simeon of Podirolo.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 50, no. 8, as North Italian, possibly Mantuan, c. 1500, Scene from the Life of Saint Simeon of Podirolo.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 161, repro.
2001
Van Waveren-Hooft, Eliane. "Le Placchette con le 'Storie di San Simeone': Contesto e stile di un manufatto rinascimentale emigrato." In Piva, Paolo and Maria-Rosa Simonelli, eds. Storia di San Benedetto Polirone. L'età della soppressione. Bologna, 2001: 170–171, fig. 3, as possibly related to Bartolomeo Spani (c. 1500?).