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Inscription

falsely signed and dated, rear of base: DES IARDINS.1675

Provenance

Maximo Sciolette, Rio de Janeiro and Paris until 1946.[1] (Jacques Seligmann & Co.) by 1954; Purchased 1954 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.[2]

Bibliography
1956
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Colllection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 224, no. 89, repro., as by Martin Desjardins.
1959
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 442, repro., as by Martin Jesjardins.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 153, as by Martin Desjardins.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 136, repro., as by Martin Desjardins.
1976
Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 98.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 231, repro.
1999
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.