incised into model on left center edge of base and probably enhanced after casting: BARYE 1860; on underside of bronze base in ink: G.A. Lucas / 21 Rue de l'arc de [Triom]phe; on underside of bronze base in white paint: LUCAS
(George A. Lucas, Paris, 1874-1909). (Bernard Black Gallery, New York), until 1969; Bernard Black and Hugues-W. Nadeau, New York and Europe; (their sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 3 December 1971, no. 48); purchased by (Lock Galleries, New York) for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1980 to NGA.
- Possibly Catalogue des oeuvres de Barye, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1889, no. 136.
- Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 25, repro.
- Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 46-51, color repro.