Marks and Labels
Reverse bore former inventory numbers 203 (lined out—unidentified collection) and 157 (or 137?) in red paint (Dreyfus), as well as 201 (Ricci 1931) twice: first in white paint almost effaced by rough filing to bare alloy, and again in black paint, in larger numerals.
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.
- Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 201.
- Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 54, no. 180, fig. 201.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 109, no. 30.
- Rossi, Francesco. "Rassegna della Placchetta artistica dal XVe al XVIIe secolo." In Terenzani, Ezio, ed. 6a Triennale Italiana della Medaglia d’Arte. Exh. cat. Chiesa di San Francesco, Udine, 1984: 182, no. 25, note.
- Schofield, Richard. "Avoiding Rome: an Introduction to Lombard Sculptors and the Antique." Arte Lombarda 100:1 (1992): 38, 39 fig. 10.
- Rossi, Francesco. La collezione Mario Scaglia: placchette. 3 vols. Bergamo, 2011: 1:161, under Prototipo, M.14, as by the Master of the Labors of Hercules.