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Reverse bears former reference number 193 in white paint, canceled with heavy stroke of red paint (as cat. in Molinier 1886), as well as former inventory number 147, in same heavy red paint (i.e., applied after 1886). The subsequent inv. no. 190 (Ricci 1931) was added once, in standard small yellow painted numbers at top, but became so badly preserved as to be almost completely rubbed away and was later reinforced by orange-brown crayon; it was then inscribed again in the same orange-brown crayon, in larger numerals in mid-field. Since no number has been added to the plaquette since the end of Dreyfus ownership in 1930, the post-1886 no. 147 in red paint must have been applied by Gustave Dreyfus himself.


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.

Exhibition History

Antiquity in the Renaissance, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1978, no. 92.


Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 190.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 177.
Lewis, Douglas. "The Villa Giustinian at Roncade: Tullio Lombardo or Fra Giocondo? The evidence of a newly recognized marble banqueting table of c. 1515 for the atrium." Annali di architettura 22 (2010): 45-62, fig. 15.
Rossi, Francesco. La collezione Mario Scaglia: placchette. 3 vols. Bergamo, 2011: 1:162, under Prototipo, M.3, as by the Master of the Labors of Hercules.

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