Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1857. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 4.
Bust of a man, coloured wax, Germany, early 17th century
Diameter: 3.5 in box, Diameter: 6.2 cm inside frame
Note on object card reads:
The string, by which it was attached to a frame, gave way; the portrait fell and broke into 3 pieces. Ordered to be repaired, 9.1. 1866. Broken again on the 25.1.1866, but details of breakage not stated on Police report.