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on self-base below figure's right foot, applied as cachet in relief, integrally cast monogram in a cipher: AG


Possibly John Postle Heseltine [1843-1929], London, at least in 1903.[1] (Sotheby's, Belgravia, 27 November 1974, no. 23); (Daniel Katz, London);[2] purchased 1 November 1984 by NGA.

Exhibition History
The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2009-2010, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 2 of chapter "Sculpture and Privacy."
National Gallery of Art. 1984 Annual Report. Washington, D.C., 1984: 48, repro. 14.
Alfred Gilbert, Sculptor and Goldsmith (exhibition brochure), Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1986.
Dorment, Richard, ed. Alfred Gilbert, Sculptor and Goldsmith. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1986: 116-118, no. 23, color repro.
Dorment, Richard. "The Creator of Eros." Illustrated London News (April 1986): 57-58, repro. 58.
Penny, Nicholas. French and Other European Sculpture. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum. 1540 to the Present Day. Oxford, 1992: 2: 83.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 102, repro.
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: 266-271, color repro.