recto Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2005.155
People
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, French (Paris, France 1834 - 1917 Paris, France)
After Andrea Mantegna, Italian (Isola di Carturo, Italy 1431 - 1506 Mantua, Italy)
Title
Legs of Crucified Christ, after "Crucifixion" by Andrea Mantegna; verso: Horse from the Parthenon Frieze
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1861 (recto); c. 1854-56 (verso)
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/19199
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on tan modern laid paper
Dimensions
31 x 23.9 cm (12 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: cut off on edge of paper [see image in file]
  • estate stamp: verso, upper center: Degas atelier stamp [Lugt 657]
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Richard B. Sisson and through the generosity of Anthony and Celeste Meier
Accession Year
2005
Object Number
2005.155
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
There are faint very faint studies on the recto: a cloaked figure to the left of Christ's legs, and the outline of the legs and spear of a soldier below the Cross. The verso includes a faint image of a horse's head just above the Degas stamp.
Publication History

Collecting Privately, exh. cat., Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, Maine, 1965), cat. no. 9

Exhibition History

Collecting Privately, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, 07/02/1965 - 09/05/1965

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