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Inscription

incised in the model on left side of self-base and heightened after casting: Meissonier; cold-stamped behind horse's left rear hoof: 31; foundry mark cold-stamped onto right rear of self-base: Siot-Decauville / fondeur / Paris

Marks and Labels

FM: Siot Decauville

Provenance

(M. R. Schweitzer Gallery, New York); sold 18 April 1966 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1980 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1966
Schweitzer Gallery, New York, 1966, as Napoleon in Russia.
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist, as The Retreat from Moscow.
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 149, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 287-291, color repro.
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): 462, 463 fig. 3.