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Inscription

upper left reverse, by cold-work: n 2 [an inscription to its right has been obliterated by cold-work]

Provenance

Private collection; (Mallett at Bourdon House Limited, London), by November 1962; sold 1964 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia;[1] gift 1983 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1962
The "Animaliers": French Animal Sculpture of the 19th Century, Mallett at Bourdon House Limited, London, 1962, no. 45.
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 91, repro.
2000
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: 230-233, color repro.