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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.

Bibliography
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:22-23, no. 43, as fifteenth century.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 38, no. 39, pl. 16, as Florentine fifteenth century.
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, as Florentine 15th Century, Bust of Minerva.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 76, no. 259, fig. 49, as sixteenth century.
1973
Dacos, Nicole. "Saggio di inventario delle opere ispirate da gemme Medici nel Rinascimento." In Nicole Dacos, Antonio Giuliano, and Ulrico Pannuti, eds. Il Tesoro di Lorenzo il Magnifico. 2 vols. Exh. cat. Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, 1973: 1:158, no. 6, section C, fig. 68.
1980
Dacos, Nicole. "Saggio di inventario delle opere ispirate da gemme Medici nel Rinascimento." In Nicole Dacos, et al. Il Tesoro di Lorenzo il Magnifico: Repertorio delle gemme e dei vasi. Florence, 1980: 110, no. 6, section C, fig. 68.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 27, no. 7.
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): 61–62, fig. 10, as c. 1500 or later.
2008
Kokole, Stanko. "The Silver Shrine of Saint Simeon in Zadar: Collecting Ancient Coins and Casts after the Antique in Fifteenth-Century Dalmatia." In Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe. Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt, eds. Studies in the History of Art 70, Symposium Papers 47 (2008): 112, 114 fig. 7, 122 n. 11.
2011
Rossi, Francesco. La collezione Mario Scaglia: placchette. 3 vols. Bergamo, 2011: 1:43, under Prototipo, M.4.