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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
Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance 1400-1600, The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1958-1959, no. 262.
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.
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 1.
Valentiner, Wilhelm R. "The Clarence H. Mackay Collection." Art in America 13, no. 9 (1925): 320, as by Sansovino.
Valentiner, W.R. The Clarence H. Mackay Collection. New York, 1926: 15, no. 28, as by Sansovino, repro.
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.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 171, as by Jacopo Sansovino.
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 150, repro., as by Jacopo Sansovino.
The Frick Collection: An Illustrated Catalogue: III: Sculpture, Italian. Princeton, 1970: 183-184 (entry by John Pope-Hennessy, assited by Anthony Radcliff).
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 139.
Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day 3 vols. Oxford, 1992: I (Italian): 312.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 41, repro.
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.
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.
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.
Krahn, Volker. Bronzetti Veneziani. Die venezianischen Kleinbronze der Renaissance aus dem Bode-Museum Berlin. Berlin, 2003:154.
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.