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across top, in cast-in raised lettering: .O[PUS].MODERNI (The work of Moderno)

Marks and Labels

Reverse bears former owner’s mark(?) A in upper left corner; and also formerly bore previous inventory numbers 154 in red paint (Dreyfus) and 202 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931); numerals removed during 1982 cleaning.


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.


Molinier, Émile. Les Bronzes de la Renaissance. Les Plaquettes; Catalogue Raisonné. 2 vols. Paris, 1886:, 1:147-148, no. 201, repro.
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol. II, 151, no. 202, pl. 63.
National Gallery of Art. Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. Washington, 1951: 152.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 43-44, no. 137, fig. 156.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 108, no. 22.
Lewis, Douglas. "The Plaquettes of 'Moderno' and His Followers." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 110-111, 109 fig. 3; 140, no. I.4.
Palmer, Allison Lee. "The Walters' Madonna and Child Plaquette and Private Devotional Art in Early Renaissance Italy." The Journal of the Walters Art Museum 59 (2001): 76, 77 fig. 7, 83 n. 25.
Bergbauer, Bertrand and Catherine Chédeau. Images en relief: La collection de plaquettes du Musée National de la Renaissance. Paris, 2006: 63.
Leino, Marika. "Italian Renaissance plaquettes and Lombard architectural monuments." Arte Lombarda nuova serie 146/148, 1-3 (2006): 115-116, 118 fig. 22.
Leino, Marika. Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation: The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes. Oxford, 2013: 123, 124 fig. 73, 149.
Luchs, Alison. "The Marcello Inkstand: Personalizing serial bronzes in a Paduan Renaissance workshop." Colnaghi Studies Journal, Articles in Honour of Charles Avery, 8 (March 2021): 50, 53 fig. 6.

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