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applied red wax seal on back: ACADEM. ROYALE DE PEINTURE ET SCULPT. HOUDON SC.

Provenance

J.M. Bouvier Collection, Paris;[1] (Newhouse Galleries, New York); Robert L. McNeil, Jr. [1915-2010], Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 24 May 1989, no. 16, bought in); Robert L. McNeil, Jr. [1915-2010], Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania; gift 1991 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1995
Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1995, no. 26, fig. 12.
Bibliography
1992
Gibson, Eric. "Sculptures Climax the National Gallery's 50th." Washington Times (February 2, 1992).
1997
Clark, H. Nichols B., A Marble Quarry, The James H. Ricau Collection of Sculpture at the Chrysler Museum of Art, 1997, no. 67, p. 155, repro.