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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Unidentified Artist
After ? Jacopo Palma (called il Vecchio), Italian (c. 1479 - 1528)
Bust of a Young Woman
Other Titles
Former Title: Portrait of a Girl
Work Type
16th century
Italian, Venetian
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
34.6 x 29.6 cm (13 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
[Contini-Bonacossi, Florence, sold]; to Samuel H. Kress (1937-1962) gift; to Fogg Art Museum ,1962.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Giorgone and his Circle, exh. cat., Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, 1942), p. 40, cat. no. 33
  • 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. 125, as by Palma Vecchio
  • 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. 155 [as by Jacopo Palma]
  • Philip Rylands, Palma il Vecchio: L'opera completa, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Milan, 1988), cat. no. A16, repr.
  • Benedict Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Umberto Allemandi & C. (Turin, 1990), p. 212
  • 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)
  • Alessandro Ballarin and Davide Banzato, Da Bellini a Tintoretto: Dipinti dei Musei Civici di Padova dalla metà del Quattrocento ai primi del Seicento, exh. cat., Leonardo-De Luca Editori (Rome, Italy, 1991), p. 139

Exhibition History

  • Giorgone and his Circle, Johns Hopkins University, 02/23/1942 - 03/21/1942

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