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Provenance

Baron Adolphe de Rothschild [1823-1900], Paris; Baron Maurice de Rothschild [d. 1957], Paris; Clarence H. Mackay [1874-1938], Roslyn, New York by 1925;[1] (Jacques Seligmann & Cie., New York); purchased 1948, probably through (French & Co., New York),[2] by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1958
Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance 1400-1600, The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1958-1959, no. 262.
1961
Exhibition of Art Treasures for America from the Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962, no. 121, as by Jacopo Sansovino.
1994
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 1.
Bibliography
1925
Valentiner, Wilhelm R. "The Clarence H. Mackay Collection." Art in America 13, no. 9 (1925): 320, as by Sansovino.
1926
Valentiner, W.R. The Clarence H. Mackay Collection. New York, 1926: 15, no. 28, as by Sansovino, repro.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 125-126, no. 465, repro. fig. 570.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 171, as by Jacopo Sansovino.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 150, repro., as by Jacopo Sansovino.
1970
The Frick Collection: An Illustrated Catalogue: III: Sculpture, Italian. Princeton, 1970: 183-184 (entry by John Pope-Hennessy, assited by Anthony Radcliff).
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 139.
1992
Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day 3 vols. Oxford, 1992: I (Italian): 312.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 41, repro.
2001
Kryza-Gersch, Claudia, inDonatello e il suo tempo. Il bronzetto a Padova nel quattrocento e nel Cinquecento. Exh. cat. Musei Civici, Padua, 2001:350-351.
2001
Kryza-Gersch, Claudia. "Original Ideas and Their Reproduction in Venetian Foundries: Tiziano Aspetti's Mars in the Frick Collection - A Case Study." In Pincus, Debra, ed. Small Bronzes in the Renaissance, Symposium Papers 39, Studies in the History of Art 62 (2001): 156 n. 25, 156-157 n. 33.
2001
Kryza-Gersch, Claudia. "Tiziano Aspetti, Venere e Cupido dormiente." In Augusti, Adriana, et al, eds. Donatello e il suo tempo: il bronzetto a Padova nel Quattrocento e nel Cinquecento. Exh. cat. Musei Civici, Padua, 2001: 351.
2003
Krahn, Volker. Bronzetti Veneziani. Die venezianischen Kleinbronze der Renaissance aus dem Bode-Museum Berlin. Berlin, 2003:154.
2008
Penny, Nicholas. "The Evolution of the Plinth, Pedestal, and Socle." In Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe. Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt, eds. Studies in the History of Art 70, Symposium Papers 47 (2008): 466, 467 fig. 11.