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Inscription

around top circumference: LAVINIA FONTANA ZAPPIA PICTRIX 1611; around bottom circumference:ANT[onio] CASONI

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
1998
Lavinia Fontana of Bologna 1552-1614, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 33, repro.
2000
The Power of Appearances: Renaissance and Reformation Portrait Prints, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 2000, 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. 477.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 189, no. 50.
2007
Pollard, John Graham. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007: 1:no. 548, repro.
2007
Wilson, Carolyn C. "Reviewed Work(s): Reading Vasari by Anne B. Barriault, Andrew Ladis, Norman E. Land and Jeryldene M. Wood." The Sixteenth Century Journal 38, 4 (Winter 2007): 1142.