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.
- 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.
- European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, 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: 259-260, repro.