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Faint traces still visible of former inventory number in red paint (Dreyfus), and possible “ghost” image of former 99 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931); pigments probably removed in 1982 cleaning, leaving faint underlying chemical traces of former numerals.


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: 72, no. 99, pl. 30, as A Seaside Scene.
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 148, as A Seaside Scene.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 18–19, no. 50, fig. 77, as Unidentified Marine Scene.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 98, no. 5, as Marine Scene.
Pope-Hennessy, John. "The Study of Italian Plaquettes." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 22, fig. 8.
Meller, Peter. "Bronzetti del Caradosso?" In Shell, Janice and Liana Castelfranchi, eds. Giovanni Antonio Amadeo: Scultura e architettura del suo tempo. Milan, 1993: 540–541, 556 fig. 12, as Marine Scene.
Brown, Clifford and Sally Hickson. "Caradosso Foppa (ca. 1452–1526/27)." Arte Lombarda 119:1 (1997): 21.
Rossi, Francesco. La collezione Mario Scaglia: placchette. 3 vols. Bergamo, 2011: 1:146, under Prototipo, M.5, 147 fig. a.