Workshop of Barthélemy Prieur
Woman Cutting Her Nails
early 17th century
bronze (black lacquer, much rubbed, over medium brown bronze; traces of gilding on drapery and seat)
8.2 x 5.1 x 6 cm (3 1/4 x 2 x 2 3/8 in)
Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; 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; gift 1957 to NGA.