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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
1985
Italian Renaissance Sculpture in the Time of Donatello, Detroit Institute of Arts; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 1985-1986, no. 85 (English cat.), no. 107 (Italian cat.), repro. (not shown in Florence).
2011
Passion in Venice: Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese: The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, 2011, no. 27, repro.
Bibliography
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:40, no. 72, as school of Donatello.
1908
Migeon, Gaston. “La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, III: Petits bronzes—Bas-reliefs.” Les Arts 73 (Jan. 1908): 22, repro. 17, as attributed to Donatello.
1925
Vaudoyer, Jean-Louis. "La collection Gustave Dreyfus." L'Amour de l'Art 6, no. 7 (1925): 257, repro. 250, as by Donatello (or a follower of Donatello).
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 20, no. 15, pl. 10.
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: 143, repro. 65.
1958
Landais, Herbert. Les Bronzes Italiens de la Renaissance. Paris, 1958: 36, as by Luca della Robbia.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 8, no. 3, fig. 14.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 60, no. 12, repro.
1986
Avery, Charles. "Donatello Celebrations." Apollo 123 (January 1986): 18, as possibly from a wax model by Donatello.
1988
Krahn, Volker. Bartolomeo Bellano: Studien zur Paduaner Plastik des Quattrocento. Munich, 1988: 108-111, fig. 53, as North Italian, last quarter fifteenth century.
1991
Gentilini, Giancarlo. " Urbano di Pietro, detto Urbano da Cortona, Cristo in Pietà, sorretto da due angeli." In Romano, Giovanni, ed. Dal Trecento al Seicento: le arti a paragone. Exh. cat. Antichi Maestri Pittori, Turin, 1991: 44, 45 repro.
2010
Pistocchi, Michele Andrea. "Seguace di Donatello, Bartolomeo Bellano, attr., Cristo in Pietà e tre angeli." In Crescentini, Claudio, and Claudio Strinati, eds. La forma del Rinascimento: Donatello, Andrea Bregno, Michelangelo, e la scultura a Roma nel Quattrocento. Exh. cat. Palazzo Venezia, Rome, 2010: 228.