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Reverse bears former inventory number 421 in black paint (possibly collection number, though not auction sale number of Baron Boissel de Monville).


Stefano Bardini, Florence; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 26-30 May 1902, 1st day, no. 5, as A Saint in Prayer by School of Donatello).[1] 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: 202, no. 279, pl. 85, as North Italian, fifteenth century, Saint Sebastian.
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 147, as North Italian, fifteenth century, Saint Sebastian.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 102, no. 368, fig. 313, as Italian, late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.
Lewis, Douglas. "Collectors of Renaissance Reliefs: Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) and Baron Boissel de Monville (1763-1832)." In Collecting Sculpture in Early Modern Europe. Ed. by Nicholas Penny and Eike D. Schmidt. Studies in the History of Art 70, Symposium Papers XLVII (2008): 137-139, figs. 13, 15-16.