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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Marco Basaiti, Italian (1496 - 1530 Venice)
Portrait of a Man in Armor
Work Type
c. 1515
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
73.7 x 55.9 cm (29 x 22 in.)
[Julius Böhler, Munich, 1901]. [1] Graf Preti, Vienna. W. B. Patterson, London, 1904. Dr. Paul Mersch, Paris, sold [through Keller & Reiner's, Berlin, March 1-2, 1905, lot 66 as Cavazolla]. [Christie's, London, March 14, 1924, lot 80], sold; to Layton. Conte Avogli-Trotti, Paris. Contini Bonacossi, Rome and Florence, sold; to Samuel H. Kress, New York, 1930, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1962

[1] Böhler is listed as the owner in 1901. See "Offizieller Katalog der Ausstellung von Mesiterwerken der Renaissance..."
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Offizieller Katalog der Ausstellung von Meisterwerken der Renaissance aus Privatbesitz veranstaltet vom Verein bildender Künstler Münchens "Succession" E. V., exh. cat., Verlag des Vereins bildener Künstler Münchens "Secession" (Munich, 1901), p. 5, cat. no. 35, as by Giorgione

Roger Fry, Portrait of a Knight by Marco Basaiti (?) Belonging to Mr. W. B. Paterson, The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs (September 1904), Vol. 5, No. 18, pp. 574, 579, repr. p. 579 as plate III

Katalog von Ölgemäladen alte Meister: Kollection Dr. Paul Mersch, Paris, auct. cat., Keller und Reiner (Berlin, March 1-2, 1905), p. 25, lot 66, repr. as tafel 19

J. A. Crowe and G. B. Cavalcaselle, A History of Painting in North Italy, ed. Tancred Borenius, Charles Scribner & Sons (New York, 1912), Vol. I, p. 276n, no. 6

Raimond Van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, M. Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, 1923-1938), Vol. 17, p. 309

Giuseppe Fiocco, Pier Maria Pennacchi, Rivista del R. Istituto d'archeologia e storia dell'arte (1929), Vol. 1, No. 7, p. 130, repr. as fig. 35

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance; A List of the Principal Artists and their Works, with an Index of Places, Venetian School, Phaidon Press (London, 1957), Vol. I, p. 14

Dr. Fritz Heinemann, Giovanni Bellini e i belliniani, Neri Pozza Editore (Venice, 1962), p. 301, no MB. 99

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 17

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

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