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Provenance

Utheman collection, Geneva; sold 1969 through (Jacques Kugel, Paris) to (Michael Hall Fine Arts, New York);[1] purchased 5 March 1971 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, no. VII, as Louis XIV on Horseback, Attributed to François Girardon.
1981
Glorious Horsemen: Equestrian Art in Europe 1500-1800, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts; The J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, 1981-1982, no. 75, repro.
Bibliography
1974
Lewis, Douglas. "Two Equestrian Statuettes after Martin Desjardins." Studies in the History of Art vol. 6 (1974):142-155, repro.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 640, no. 1008, repro., as Louis XIV, "The Sun King".
1986
Seelig, Lorenz. "Eine Reiterstatuette Kurfürst Max Emanuels von Bayern aus dem Jahr 1699." Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums (1986):65-67, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 74, repro.