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incised, probably in foundry model, on plinth by front left hoof of doe: BARYE; incised, probably in foundry model, on edge of plinth: F.BARBEDIENNE.FONDEUR.; inset, on plinth by curve of python's tail, a gold foundry cachet: F.B.; incised on underside: 43; previous incision surmounted by stamped horizontal: 6


Art market, New York, mid-1960s; (F. Gorevic & Son, Inc., New York); sold 1965/1970 to Lisa and Leonard Baskin, Leeds, Massachusetts;[1] gift 1995 to NGA.

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: 34-42, color repro.