Marks and Labels
Reverse bears former inventory numbers 88 in white or cream-colored paint (presumably Timbal, c. 1860s; see Provenance), canceled by red paint, as well as 59 in red paint (Dreyfus), and earlier-style NGA accession number in red paint.
Art market, Italy, 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 1957.14.247], bought in); 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.
- The Art of the Renaissance Craftsman, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1937, no. 55, as by Bertoldo.
- Italian Renaissance Sculpture in the Time of Donatello, Detroit Institute of Arts; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy, 1985-1986, no. 80 (shown only in Detroit and Fort Worth).
- Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886: 1:59, no. 88, 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: 90, no. 124, pl. 37, as by Bertoldo, and with mounting flange shown 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.
- 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: 25-26, no. 72, fig. 16.
- 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. 969.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 35, no. 2.
- Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 629, no. 976, repro.
- Toledano, Ralph. Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Pittore e scultore. Milan, 1987: 137-138, no. 55, repro.
- 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. 1.
- Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 91, repro.