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Inscription

on top of base: 93A in red, wiped through black lacquer

Provenance

Private collection, America, c. 1965; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 10 May 1985, no. 204). (Michael Hall Fine Arts, New York); purchased 8 September 1989 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2008
Bronzes Français de la Penaissance au Siècle des lumières, Musée du Louvre, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2008-2009, no. 57, repro.
Bibliography
1966
Radcliffe, Anthony. European Bronze Statuettes. London, 1966: 109, pl. VII.
1971
Europäische Barockplastik am Niederrhein. Grupello und seine Zeit. Exh. cat. Düsseldorf, 1971: 351-352, no. 320, pl. 209.
1973
Souchal, François. "La Collection du Sculpteur Girardon d'après son inventaire après décès." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 82 (July-August 1973): 17, 50.
1976
Wardropper, Ian. "Michel Anguier's Series of Bronze Gods and Goddesses: A Re-examination." Marysas 18 (1976): 23-36.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 22, repro.
1999
Dabbs, Julia Kathleen. "Embodying Ethos: Anguier, Poussin, and the Concept of Corporal Expression in the French Academy." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 1999: 25-26, 48, fig. 11.
2000
National Gallery of Art Special Issue. Connaissance des Arts. Paris, 2000:61.
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): 480 n. 57.
2010
Warren, Jeremy. Beauty & Power: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Peter Marino Collection [Catalogue of the Peter Marino Collection, Volume 1]. London, 2010: 150-157, fig. 2.