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Provenance

Eugène Piot [1812-1890], Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 25-30 April 1864, no. 27); Louis-Charles Timbal [1821-1880]; sold with his collection 1872 to Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); purchased 1944 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.


Exhibition History
1880
Exposition, Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts Appliqués à l'Industrie, Paris, 1880.
1937
Art of the Renaissance Craftsman, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1937, no. 53, as by Donatello.
1980
Beyond Nobility: Art for the Private Citizen in the Early Renaissance, Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, 1980-1981, no. 38, repro.
Bibliography
1881
Giraud, Jean-Baptiste. Les Arts du Métal: recueil desciptif et raisonné des principaux objets ayant figuré à l'Exposition de 1880 de l'Union central des beaux-arts. Paris, 1881: unpaginated, repro., as by Donatello.
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:35, no. 66, as by Donatello.
1908
Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): 15, repro., as by Donatello.
1921
Bode, Wilhelm von. Florentiner Bildhauer der Renaissance. 4th ed. Berlin, 1921: 119, as by Donatello, but chased by a different hand.
1925
Bode, Wilhelm von. Bertoldo und Lorenzo dei Medici. Freiburg, 1925: 68-70, repro., as by Bertoldo.
1925
Vaudoyer, Jean-Louis. "La collection Gustave Dreyfus." L'Amour de l'Art 6, no. 7 (1925): 254, repro., as by Donatello.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 12, no. 8, pl. 6, as Donatello.
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: 141, repro. 56, as Attributed to Donatello.
1958
Landais, Herbert. Les Bronzes Italiens de la Renaissance. Paris, 1958: 33, as workshop of Donatello.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 20, no. 56, fig. 6, as designed by Donatello but executed by another hand.
1976
Pope-Hennessy, John. "The Madonna Reliefs of Donatello." Apollo 103, no. 170 (March 1976): 179, 180, fig. 18.
1976
Radcliffe, Anthony, and Charles Avery. "The 'Chellini Madonna' by Donatello." The Burlington Magazine 118, no. 879 (June 1976): 381.
1980
Pope-Hennessy, John. The Study and Criticsm of Italian Sculpture. Princeton, 1980: 87-90, fig. 18.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 14, no. 3.
2006
Lewis, Douglas. "Mantova e la produzione di placchette nel XV secolo." In Rossi, Francesco, ed. Placchette e rilievi di bronzo nell'età del Mantegna. Exh. cat. Museo della Città di Palazzo San Sebastiano, Mantua, 2006: 7.