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Probably Florentine 16th Century
A Bird

26
Italian
late 16th century
bronze (dark patina)
Sculpture
11.2 x 4.7 x 7.6 cm (4 7/16 x 1 7/8 x 3 in)
Eugène Piot [1812-1890], Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21-24 May 1890, 2nd day, no. 35, as Italian School, 16th century). Mme. Léon Gauchez; (her sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 20-23 April 1892, no. 113). Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.
1957.14.85
1379
79C
A-238
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