upper right artist's device: (two fish transfixed by an arrow)
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.
- Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Federal Republic of Germany, 1986, no. 193.
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- Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 42
- Walker, John, Guy Emerson, and Charles Seymour. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961:, 88, color repro.
- Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 435.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 157, no. 1.
- Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 634, no. 992, repro.
- Spicer, Joaneath. "An "Antique" Brass Candlestick in the Shape of Hercules by Peter Vischer the Youngerand Workshop." The Journal of the Walters Art Museum 63 (2005): 65, 67 fig. 4, 70 n. 5.