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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1962.336
People
Giovanni Battista Benvenuti, called Ortolano, Italian (1487 - c. 1527)
Previously attributed to Lorenzo di Ottavio Costa, Italian (Ferrara, Italy 1460 - 1535 Mantua, Italy)
Title
Allegorical Figure of a Woman Holding A Circle
Other Titles
Former Title: Allegorical Figure of a Woman Holding A Wheel
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
15th-16th century
Culture
Italian, Emilian, Ferrarese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228275
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
41.9 x 32.2 cm (16 1/2 x 12 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: back of panel, black ink, typewritten: 187.35, lent by Mr. C. P. Curtis
  • label: back of panel, black ink, handwritten: T.L. / 1503 / for examination / Mr. [Clarke?] P. Curtis
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Dr. Lillian Malcove
Accession Year
1962
Object Number
1962.336
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), pp. 57 [as by Lorenzo di Ottavio Costa the elder], 152 [as by Benvenuti]

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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