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Almost certainly acquired by George William, 6th Earl of Coventry (1722-1809) and thence by descent.
THE PROPERTY OF THE CROOME ESTATE TRUST
(Lots 26 - 27)
C. Avery, Giambologna - The Complete Sculpture, Oxford, 1987, no. 144, p. 270.