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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
1883
Müntz, Eugène. “L’orfèvrerie romaine de la Renaissance, avec une étude spéciale sur Caradosso (Deuxième Article).” Gazette des Beaux-Arts 2d ser., 27 (June 1883): 493, as Caradosso.
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:xvi-xvii, 66–67; 2:152, no. 98, repro. 67, as by Pietro da Milano.
1905
Migeon, Gaston. “Deux oeuvres de la Renaissance italienne.” Monuments e Mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot 12 (1905): 234–236, as by Pietro da Milano.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 49, no. 57, pl. 14, as Pietro da Milano.
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 Christ healing the sick by Pietro da Milano.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 80-81, no. 280, fig. 12, as Florentine, first half of the fifteenth century.
1981
Hyman, Isabelle. “Examining a Fifteenth-Century ‘Tribute’ to Florence.” In Art, the Ape of Nature: Studies in Honor of H. W. Janson. New York, 1981: 105–126, esp. 121–122, notes 1–2; fig. 2.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 13, no. 2, as Florentine, follower of Masaccio and Brunelleschi.
1989
Pope-Hennessy, John. "The Study of Italian Plaquettes." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 22-23, fig. 10.
1991
Kemp, Martin. “The Rationalization of Space.” In Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991: 240, no. 138, note.