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in the exergue, the S smaller in size: L CSR II [1]

Inscription Notes

[1] The letters in the inscription perhaps stand for L[UCERNAM] CRIS[TOPHORUS] I[NVENIT].

Marks and Labels

Reverse bears former inventory numbers 86 in red paint (Dreyfus) and 220 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931).


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: 1:78-79, no. 117, as North Italian, possibly Milanese.
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 164, no. 220, pl. 69, as by Master L C R I I.
National Gallery of Art. Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. Washington, 1951: 153, as by Master L C R I I.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 92, no. 326, fig. 254, as Paduan.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 82, no. 26, as Paduan.
Radcliffe, Anthony. "Two Early Romano-Mantuan Plaquettes." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989): 93, as Romano-Mantuan, close to Cristoforo di Geremia.
Leino, Marika. "Italian Renaissance plaquettes and Lombard architectural monuments." Arte Lombarda nuova serie 146/148, 1-3 (2006): 120, 121 fig. 29.

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