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Provenance

Private collection, Steeple Ashton, Oxfordshire, England;[1] (antique dealer, Brighton); purchased 1973 by (Michael Hall Fine Arts, New York); purchased 21 January 1974 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, no. III, repro.
1974
The Twilight of the Medici: Late Baroque Art in Florence 1670-1743, Detroit Institute of Arts; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy, 1974, no. 297.
1981
The Bronze Figure in Italy, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, 1981, no. 26.
Bibliography
1974
Draper, James David. "Giuseppe Piamontini's 'Amore in Braccio a Venere'." Antichità vita 13, no. 6: 44-45.
1991
Bellesi, Sandro. “L’antico e i virtuosismi tardobarocchi nell’opera di Giuseppe Piamontini.” Paragone 42 no. 497 (1991): 21-38, esp. 30-31; repro. fig. 52.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 89, repro.
2003
Fogelman, Peggy, and Peter Fusco, with Marietta Cambareri. Italian and Spanish Sculpture. Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection. Los Angeles, 2003: 244, 246 fig. 31A, 248 n. 5.
2005
Orsi, Carlo. Giuseppe Piamontini: "Il Sacrificio di Isacco" di Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Elettrice Palatina. Milan, 2005: 50-52, fig. 36.
2008
Bellesi, Sandro. I marmi di Giuseppe Piamontini. Florence, 2008: 65.
2009
Brillos en Bronce: Colecciones de Reyes, exh. cat., Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio de Oriente, Madrid, 2009-2010, Madrid, 2009: 206.