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Louis Huth. E. Govett. S.E. Kennedy, London. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased by William Salomon [1852-1919], New York; (his estate sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 4-7 April 1923, 2nd day, no. 415, as 16th Century Italian); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 14.


Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 8, as Bronze Mortar by Italian Artist 16th Century.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 153, repro., as Mortar with Mythological Scenes and the Arms of the Este Family by North Italian 16th Century.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 173.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 636, no. 998, repro.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 176, repro.

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