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in exergue, in relief: .IO[HANNES].F[ONDULINI].F[ONDULI]. (Giovanni di Fondulino Fonduli)

Marks and Labels

Reverse upper right quadrant bears incised letters F N (perhaps early owner’s initials) as well as former inventory number 118 in white paint (Hainauer/Duveen 1908).


Oscar Hainauer [d. 1894], Berlin; his wife, Julie Hainauer, Berlin; acquired 1906 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); by exchange 21 October 1920 to Joseph E. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
The Nude in Art, The Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada, 1964, no. 23.
Bode, Wilhelm von, ed. Die Sammlung Oscar Hainauer / The Collection of Oscar Hainauer. [bound as one volume, English and German pages interleaved in one page sequence] Berlin, 1897 and London, 1906: no. 187.
A Cabinet of One Hundred & Thirty-Three Bronze Plaques and Medals of the Renaissance Period from the Collection of the Late Herr Oscar Hainauer of Berlin. Ed. Duveen Brothers. London, n.d. (but 1908): no. 118, repro.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 15.