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John Edward Taylor, London; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1-4 and 9-10 July 1912, 1st day, no. 26, as by Benvenute Cellini); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 11 November 1912 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Master Bronzes Selected from Museums and Collections in America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 1937, no. 138, repro., as by Benvenuto Cellini.


Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 8, as by Benvenuto Cellini.
Duveen Brothers, Inc. Duveen Sculpture in Public Collections of America: A Catalog Raisonné with illustrations of Italian Renaissance Sculptures by the Great Masters which have passed through the House of Duveen. New York, 1944: fig. 200, as Virtue Triumphant over Vice, by Benvenuto Cellini.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 155, repro., as by Benvenuto Cellini.
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 182, note 47, repro. 146, 148, as by Benvenuto Cellini.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 148, as by Benvenuto Cellini.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 131, repro., as by Benvenuto Cellini.
Finley, David Edward. A Standard of Excellence: Andrew W. Mellon Founds the National Gallery of Art at Washington. Washington, 1973: 101.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 210, repro.
Sénéchal, Philippe. Giovan Francesco Rustici 1475-1554. Un sculpteur de la Renaissance entre Florence et Paris. Paris, 2007: 23 n. 214, 259-260, repro.
Lamouche, Emmanuel. Les Fondeurs de Bronze dans la Rome des Papes (1585-1630). Rome, 2022: 311 n. 50.

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