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Inscription

across bottom incised in exergue: .IO.F.F.

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.

Bibliography
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:96, no. 142, as Allegory of Union, by Giovanni delle Corniole.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 239, no. 348, pl. 100, as Allegory of Union, by “Master IO.F.F.”
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: 154, as Allegory of Union, by “Master IO.F.F.”
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Sttuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 35–36, no. 108, fig. 129, as Unidentified Scene by “Master IO.F.F.”
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 97, no. 19, as Allegory of Union(?), by “Master IO.F.F.”
1989
Fulton, Christopher B. "The Master IO.F.F. and the Function of Plaquettes." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 145–146, 159 note 11, fig. 6, as Unidentified Scene with the Breaking of Sticks, by “Master IO.F.F.”
1992
Waldman, Louis. "A Livian Plaquette by Master IO.F.F." The Medal 21 (Autumn 1992): 17–19, fig. 1, as The Revolt of Volero Publilius, by “Master IO.F.F.”