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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
1955
Exhibition of Architecture in Early Renaissance Pictures, Allen Memorial Art Gallery, Oberlin, Ohio, 1955, no. 2, repro. [catalogue in the museum's Bulletin, Winter 1955: 68-81].
1992
The Genius of the Sculptor in Michelangelo's Work, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1992, no. 155, repro.
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. 194.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 98, no. 9.
1987
Norris, Andrea S. "Gian Cristoforo Romano: The Courtier as Medalist." Studies in the History of Art 21 (1987):137, repro.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 219, repro.