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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
1992
The Genius of the Sculptor in Michelangelo's Work, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1992, no. 16, repro.
Bibliography
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:2-3, no. 2, note.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 28-29, no. 24, pl. 14, as Florentine.
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: 142, as Florentine.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 73, no. 246, fig. 35.
1975
Wixom, Wililam D. Renaissance Bronzes from Ohio Collections. Exh. cat. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1975: nos. 25-26.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 29, no. 5, as Florentine.
1986
Ford, Terrence, compiler and ed. Inventory of Music Iconography, no. 1. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York 1986: no. 34, as Florentine.
1987
Cannata, Pietro. Piccoli bronzi rinascimentali e barocchi del Museo Oliveriano di Pesaro. Pesaro, 1987: 51, 54 n. 48.
1989
Rossi, Francesco. "Le Gemme Antiche e le Origini della Placchetta." In Italian Plaquettes. Douglas Lewis, ed. Studies in the History of Art 22, Symposium Papers 9 (1989): 58-59, fig. 5.
1997
Caglioti, Francesco, and Davide Gasparotto. “Lorenzo Ghiberti, il ‘Sigillo di Nerone,’ e le origini della placchetta antiquaria.” Prospettiva 85 (January 1997): 2–38, esp. 28, note 48.
1998
Avery, Charles, Marzia Ratti, and Angela Acordon, eds. Sculture: bronzetti, placchette, medaglie. Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, La Spezia. [Cinisello Balsamo], 1998: 262, no. 182.
2010
Gennaioli, Riccardo, ed. Pregio e bellezza: cammei e intagli dei Medici. Exh. cat. Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti, Florence. Livorno, 2010: 130, no. 38.
2011
Rossi, Francesco. La collezione Mario Scaglia: placchette. 3 vols. Bergamo, 2011: 1:30, under Variante B, M.36.