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Francesco di Giorgio Martini
Saint John the Baptist

1861
Italian
c. 1475/1485
bronze (black lacquer, abraded locally)
Sculpture
diameter: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in)
Art market, Italy, 1850s/1860s; Louis-Charles Timbal [1821–1880], Florence and Paris; sold 29 November 1872 to Gustave Dreyfus [1837–1914], Paris; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21–22 February 1873, no. 15 [with NGA 1957.14.247], bought in); [1] his heirs; purchased 1930 with the entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York. [1] This information was kindly supplied by Marie-Amélie Carlier (e-mail of 12 October 2007 to NGA curator Nicholas Penny, in NGA curatorial files).
1957.14.248
1379
124B
A-401
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