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Provenance

Possibly the estate of the artist's widow, Marie-Euphémie-Mélanie Cozette de Rubempré [1847-1919].[1] (Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 February 1971, no. 48).[2] Private collection, Pennsylvania;[3] (Pegasus Fine Arts, New York, by April 1986); purchased 7 May 1986 by NGA.

Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 44, repro.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.
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: 88-91, color repro.