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Provenance

Possibly the Palazzo Farnese, Rome, before 1704 until at least 1722. Antonio Ramirez di Montalvo, Florence, by 1844. Frédéric Mylius, Genoa, before 1879; (his sale, Genoa, 5 November 1879, no. 179); purchased by J. Charvet; returned to Mylius family by 1882; art market, Milan, possibly on consignment from the Mylius family, 1905 until at least c. 1925; acquired from the Mylius family by (Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York);[1] purchased 6 November 1959 by NGA.

Bibliography
1895
Müntz, Eugène. Les collections d'antiques formées par les Médicis au XVIe siècle. Paris, 1895: 24.
1960
Neugrass, Fritz. "Neuerwerbungen amerikanischer Museen." Weltkunst 30 (April 1960): 7, repro.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 159.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 141, repro.
1993
Jestaz, Bertrand. "Copies d'antiques au Palais Farnèse:Les Fontes de Gugielmo della Porta." Extraits des mélanges de l'Ecole Français de Rome 105 (1993): 7-48, repro. fig. 3a.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 115, repro.