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Inscription

across center reverse: SG.S.A. / HOC OPVS.MO / DERNI / .C.C.[leaf] (Saint Jerome; Saint Anthony; The coworkers of Moderno made this)

Marks and Labels

Reverse formerly bore previous inventory numbers 4608 in black ink (unidentified collection), 22 in red paint (Dreyfus), and 163 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931); numerals removed during 1982 cleaning; “ghost” imprint of 163 remains visible.

Provenance

Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.

Bibliography
1886
Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886:, 1:118-119, no. 161, note.
1908
Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): 19, 30 fig. 2.
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol. II, 126-127, no. 163, pl. 53.
1951
National Gallery of Art, Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. Washington, 1951: 151.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 42, no. 133, fig. 183.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 106, no. 7.
1984
Rossi, Francesco. "Rassegna della Placchetta artistica dal XVe al XVIIe secolo." In Terenzani, Ezio, ed. 6a Triennale Italiana della Medaglia d’Arte. Exh. cat. Chiesa di San Francesco, Udine, 1984: 218, no. 69, note.
1989
Lewis, Douglas. "The Plaquettes of 'Moderno' and His Followers." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 135, note 100; 140, no. I.13.
1997
Banzato, Davide, Maria Beltramini, and Davide Gasparatto, eds. Placchette, bronzetti e cristalli incisi dei Musei Civici di Vicenza, secoli XV-XVIII. Vicenza, 1997: 66.
2006
Bergbauer, Bertrand and Catherine Chédeau. Images en relief: La collection de plaquettes du Musée National de la Renaissance. Paris, 2006: 63.