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Inscription

around circumference: ET.SICVT.IN.ADAM.OMNES.MORIVNTVR.ITA.ET.IN.CHRISTVM.OMNES.VIVIFICABVNTVR.VNVSQVISQVE.IN.ORDINE.SVO; beneath main scene on scroll: IOANNS.FRIDERICVS.ELECTORDVXSAXONIEFIERI.FECIT

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
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 444.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Sttuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 434.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 148, no. 14.
1998
Bekker, Gerd. Europa╠łische Plaketten und Medaillen vom 15. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert. Leipzig, 1998: 160.