Marks and Labels
Number 12 crudely scratched on upper left corner of obverse. Reverse formerly bore previous catalogue number 237 in faint white paint (Molinier 1886), canceled with line of red paint, as well as former inventory numbers 189 in red paint (Dreyfus) and 214 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931); numerals removed in 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.
- Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 214.
- Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 176.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 113, no. 20.