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Reverse bears former inventory numbers 87 in white or cream-colored paint (presumably Timbal, c. 1860s; see Provenance), canceled by red paint, as well as 58 in red paint (Dreyfus), and earlier-style NGA accession number in red paint.


Art market, Rome, 1850s/1860s; Louis-Charles Timbal [1821–1880], Florence and Paris; sold 29 November 1872 to Gustave Dreyfus [1837–1914], Paris; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21–22 February 1873, no. 15 [with NGA 1957.14.248], bought in);[1] his heirs; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York.


Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:58, no. 87, as by Bertoldo.
Migeon, Gaston. "La collection de M. Gustave Dreyfus, V: Les plaquettes." Les Arts 80 (August 1908): 22, repro. (in wooden frame), as by Riccio.
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 88, no. 123, pl. 36, as by Bertoldo (and with mounting flange still intact).
Ragghianti, Carlo. "La Mostra di scultura italiana antica a Detroit (U.S.A.)." Critica d'Arte 3:4–6 (fasc. 16–18) (August–December 1938): 182, as by Francesco di Giorgio (earliest current attribution).
Weller, Allen Stuart. Francesco di Giorgio 1439-1501. Chicago, 1943: 165-168.
Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 178, note 32, repro. 108.
Pope-Hennessy, John. 'Review: Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art by Charles Seymour." The Burlington Magazine 93, no. 576 (March 1951): 98.
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 142, repro. 62.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 26, no. 73, fig. 17.
Montagu, Jennifer. "Plaquettes Revealed." Apollo 83 (March 1966): 229.
Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. 3 vols. London, 1968: 1:142.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 629, fig. 970.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 36, no. 3.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 629, no. 977, repro.
Toledano, Ralph. Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Pittore e scultore. Milan, 1987: 138-139, no. 56, repro.
Pope-Hennessy, John. "The Study of Italian Plaquettes." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 19-20, fig. 2.
Fumi Cambi Gado, Francesca. “Sant’Antonio Abate, San Girolamo.” In Bellosi, Luciano, ed. Francesco di Giorgio e il Rinascimento a Siena, 1450-1500. Exh. cat. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Siena 1993: 200–201, fig. 2.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 91, repro.
Gregori, Mina, ed. In the Light of Apollo: Italian Renaissance and Greece. 2 vols. Exh. cat. National Gallery and Alexandros Souzos Museum, Athens, 2003-2004: 1:219.

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