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Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased with the entire Dreyfus collection 9 July 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 31 January 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[1] gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
2001
Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration - Reinstallation of Kress Collection, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 2001-2002, no cat.
Bibliography
1967
Hill, George Francis, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967: no. 57.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 23, no. 3.
1987
Pasini, Pier Giorgio. "Matteo de'Pasti: Problems of Style and Chronology." Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987): 152, repro.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 41, repro.
2009
Pasini, Pier Giorgio. Il tesoro di Sigismondo e le medaglie di Matteo de' Pasti. Bologna, 2009: repro. 98.
2010
Nagel, Alexander and Christopher Wood. Anachronic Renaissance. Brooklyn, 2010: 244, 253, 259, 267, 337, fig. 20.2.