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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Cast after or reduction of model after Frans (François) Duquesnoy, Flemish (Brussels, Belgium 1597 - 1643 Paris, France?)
Bust of the Virgin
Work Type
bust, sculpture
c. 1630
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Physical Descriptions

Bronze with dark brown patina
23 x 11.7 x 7.5 cm (9 1/16 x 4 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)
with base: 24.9 x 11.7 x 7.5 cm (9 13/16 x 4 5/8 x 2 15/16 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
[Mathias Komor, New York, NY], sold; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1959

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Fogg Art Museum Acquisitions, 1959-1962, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1963), p. 65, repr.
  • Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. no. 19, n.p.
  • Charles L. Kuhn, German and Netherlandish Sculpture, 1280-1800, the Harvard Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1965), p. 26, cat. no. 58 pp. 105-106, repr. as pl. LV
  • Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1967)
  • W. Chandler Kirwin, Five College Roman Baroque Festival, exh. cat., Amherst College (Amherst, 1974), cat. no. 3
  • Maria Giulia Barberini, "François Du Quesnoy", exh. cat., Edizioni de Luca (Rome, 2000), cat. 7.1, pp. 402-403, repr. in b/w

Exhibition History

  • Highlights from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 01/30/1964 - 03/01/1964
  • Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967
  • European Sources of German Baroque Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/1968 - 03/30/1968
  • Roman Baroque Sculpture, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 04/01/1974 - 04/30/1974
  • L'idea del bello : viaggio per Roma nel Seicento con Giovan Pietro Bellori, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 03/28/2000 - 06/26/2000

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