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upper left in broken entablature, in cast-in raised lettering: .O[PUS].MODERNI. (the work of Moderno)

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Reverse formerly bore previous inventory numbers 158 in red paint (Dreyfus),1 and 203 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931); numerals removed during 1982 cleaning; “ghost” image of 203 still faintly visible at reverse top center.


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, 151, no. 203, 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: 44, no. 138, fig. 157.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 109, no. 26.
Lewis, Douglas. "The Plaquettes of 'Moderno' and His Followers." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 110-111, fig. 6; 140 no. I.7.
Bergbauer, Bertrand and Catherine Chédeau. Images en relief: La collection de plaquettes du Musée National de la Renaissance. Paris, 2006: 66.
Leino, Marika. "Italian Renaissance plaquettes and Lombard architectural monuments." Arte Lombarda nuova serie 146/148, 1-3 (2006): 115, 118 fig. 17.
Leino, Marika. Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation: The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes. Oxford, 2013: 54 fig. 28, 56, 123, identified as Hercules Triumphant over Cacus.

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