Marks and Labels
Reverse bears numbers 7.-4, in Renaissance (?) characters, incised at upper right, apparently in model (perhaps sharpened, by direct incision into this bronze cast?).
Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.
- Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:34, no. 63.
- Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): repro. 15.
- Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 8, no. 6, pl. 4, as Donatello.
- Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 141, repro. 54, as Madonna and Child with two angels, Attributed to Donatello.
- Landais, Herbert. Les Bronzes Italiens de la Renaissance. Paris, 1958: 37.
- Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 80, no. 279, fig. 8, as Florentine.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 13, no. 1, as Florentine, second quarter of the fifteeenth century.
- Toderi, Giuseppe, and Fiorenza Vannel. Placchette: Secoli XV–XVIII nel Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Florence, 1996: 120, no. 216.