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Reverse bears former inventory numbers 88 in white or cream-colored paint (Molinier), 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);[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.

Exhibition History

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.

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