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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.

Exhibition History
1937
Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 1937, no. 132, repro., as A Crab by Andrea Riccio.
1977
The Triumph of Humanism: Three Phases of Renaissance Decorative Art 1450-1600, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1977-1978, no. 29.
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 102, fig. 33.
Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Renaissance Brozes. Oxford, 1931. 92, no. 18, pl. 46, fig. 80.
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: 138, repro. 36, as by Andrea Briosco Riccio.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 505.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 75.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 166, repro.
2002
Darr, Alan, Peter Barnet, and Antonia Boström. Catalogue of Italian Sculptures in the Detroit Institute of Arts. 2 vols. London, 2002: 1:247.
2008
Bacchi, Andrea and Luciana Giacomelli, eds Rinascimento e passione per l'antico: Andrea Riccio e il suo tempo. Exh. cat. Castello di Buonconsiglio. Trento, 2008: 382.
2010
Luchs, Alison. The Mermaids of Venice: Fantastic Sea Creatures in Venetian Renaissance Art. Turnhout, Belgium, 2010: 156 fig. 202, 157, 220 n. 7.
2013
Leithe-Jasper, Manfred and Francesca de Gramatica, eds. Bagliori d'Antico: Bronzetti al Castello del Buonconsiglio. Trentino, 2013: 76.