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on edge bands: OPVS.IO HANNIS.FRAN / CISCI.PAR MENSIS. (The work of Giovanni Francesco of Parma); on shield below angle of ground line, in monogram: L O S (possibly an unidentified owner's initals)[1]

Inscription Notes

[1] Seymour de Ricci, The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Reliefs and Plaquettes, Oxford, 1931: 52, no. 63, note.

Marks and Labels

Obverse border flange at 9:30 bears collector’s stamp B.M. (Baron Boissel de Monville). Reverse bears former inventory numbers 97A in black ink (canceled with red paint: probably collection of Eugène Piot), 67 in red paint (Dreyfus), and 63 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931).


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.


Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 52, no. 63, pl. 21.
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 144, repro. 66, as Madonna and Child with two Angels.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 22-23, no. 62, fig. 67.

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