Imitator of Antonio del Pollaiuolo
Bust of a Warrior
62.3 x 55 x 25.9 cm (24 1/2 x 21 5/8 x 10 3/16 in)
Louis-Charles Timbal [1821-1880], Paris. Baron Arthur de Schickler [1828-1919], Paris, and Martinvast, Normandy (near Cherbourg); by inheritance to his daughter, Marguerite, Comtesse Hubert de Pourtalès [1870-1956], Paris, and Martinvast, Normandy. Clarence H. Mackay [1874-1938], Roslyn, New York by 1926;  probably his estate; sold (Jacques Seligmann and Co., New York); (Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York); purchased 1939 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1943 to NGA.  See W.R.Valentiner, The Clarence H. Mackay Collection, 1926, n.13. After his death in 1938, most of the Mackay collection was dispersed through the firm of Jacques Seligmann et Cie. It is unclear if this sculpture was among those objects or if Duveen bought directly from Mackay before his death. See Seligmann papers, Archives of American Art, boxes 238-239 (copies NGA curatorial files).