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Provenance

(J.J. Post, Amsterdam).[1] private collection, France;[2] (Heim Gallery, Paris); purchased 30 October 1967 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1969
In Memoriam, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1969, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1990
Hazlehurst, F. Hamilton. "Five Portrait Busts: A Question of Identification and Authorship." Studies in the History of Art 24 (1990): 95-97, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 177, repro.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow, and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.
2001
Lewis, Douglas. “A series of historicizing busts of the nineteenth century.” In Jerzy Miziolek, ed., in collaboration with Peter Martyn. Falsifications in Polish Collections and Abroad. Warsaw, 2001: 161-179, esp. 164-165 (type V.1), repro. 177, fig. 13.
2013
Moskowitz, Anita F. Forging Authenticity: Bastianini and the Neo-Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Florence. Florence, 2013: 32, fig. 123.