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Michel Boy [1844-1904], Paris and Versailles; (his estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 15-24 May 1905, no. 755)[1]. Purchased before 1915 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[2] 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

A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, not in cat. (shown only last two months of exhibition).


Baldinucci, Filippo (ed.). Notizie die professori del disegno.... Florence, 1846: 568, 583.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 8, as by Giovanni Bologna.
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. 218, as by Giovanni Bologna.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 152, repro., as by Giovanni Bologna.
National Gallery of Art. Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. Reprint. Washington, DC, 1959: 152, repro.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 157, as by Giovanni Bologna.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 139, repro., as by Giovanni Bologna.
Avery, Charles and Anthony Radcliffe, eds. Giambologna 1529-1608, Sculptor to the Medici. Exh. cat. Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1978-1979: 125.
Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day 3 vols. Oxford, 1992: I (Italian):53-54.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 31, repro.
Ambrosio, Luisa and Fernanda Capobianco (eds.). la Collezione Farnese di Capodimonte: I bronzetti. Naples, 1995: 25.
Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi and Dimitrios Zikos, eds. Giambologna. Gli dei, gli eroi. Genesi e fortuna di uno stile europeo nella scultura. Exh. cat. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, 2006: 180.

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