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Inscription

upper left on tablet with handles suspended from laurel branch: I S A (possibly for I[DEM] S[IVE] A[LTER] or The same but different)

Marks and Labels

Obverse (behind waist of Fame) bears former inventory number 130 in black ink (unidentified collection). Reverse bears blurred traces (no longer legible) of former inventory number in red paint (Dreyfus), as well as earlier-style former NGA accession number in red paint.

Provenance

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.

Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 225.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 223.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 83, no. 31.
2003
Gregori, Mina, ed. In the Light of Apollo: Italian Renaissance and Greece. 2 vols. Exh. cat. National Gallery and Alexandros Souzos Museum, Athens, 2003-2004: 1:387, as Allegory of Justice.