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Inscription

lower center reverse, inverted with respect to obverse: R

Marks and Labels

Reverse bears pen inscription “J. Hutteau / Pri[ . . . ] (?) [ . . . ]uite / No 177” in black ink, as well as former inventory numbers: 188 in red paint (Dreyfus collection), 42 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931), and earlier-style NGA accession number in red paint.

Provenance

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.

Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 142.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 218.
1989
Sturman, Shelley and Berrie, Barbara. "Technical Examination of Riccio Plaquettes." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989):182-183, 186-187, repro.