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Inscription

apparently stamped into the model from which plaster was cast, on bottom rim, at left, of self-base: J. PRADIER

Provenance

Purchased reportedly in Paris in the late 1920s by Esther Leavens Jenkins Willcox [1898-1981], New York; by inheritance to her daughter, Esther Willcox Putnam, McLean, Virginia;[1] gift 1981 to NGA.

Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 176, 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: 299-302, color repro.