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J.M. Bouvier Collection, Paris;[1] (Newhouse Galleries, New York); Robert L. McNeil, Jr. [1915-2010], Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 24 May 1989, no. 16, bought in); Robert L. McNeil, Jr. [1915-2010], Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania; gift 1991 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1995, no. 26, fig. 12.
Gibson, Eric. "Sculptures Climax the National Gallery's 50th." Washington Times (February 2, 1992).
Clark, H. Nichols B., A Marble Quarry, The James H. Ricau Collection of Sculpture at the Chrysler Museum of Art, 1997, no. 67, p. 155, repro.