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upper right artist's device: (two fish transfixed by an arrow)

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
1986
Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1986, no. 193.
Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 431.
1957
Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 42
1961
Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961:, 88, color repro.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Sttuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 435.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 157, no. 1.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 634, no. 992, repro.
2005
Spicer, Joaneath. "An "Antique" Brass Candlestick in the Shape of Hercules by Peter Vischer the Youngerand Workshop." The Journal of the Walters Art Museum 63 (2005): 65, 67 fig. 4, 70 n. 5.