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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Defendente Ferrari, Italian (active c. 1500 - 1535)
The Adoration of the Christ Child
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Nativity - Adoration of the Child
Work Type
c. 1500
Italian, Piedmontese
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on panel
69.9 x 47 cm (27 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Felix M. Warburg in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Mr. Felix M. Warburg's birth
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Mallé Luigi, Spanzotti Defendente Giovenone, Editrice Impronta (Torino, Italy, 1971), p. 53; repr. as fig. 59
  • 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. 69
  • Sydney J. Freedberg, "Lorenzo Lotto to Nicolas Poussin", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 389-397, p. 392-393, repr. p. 392 as fig. 7
  • Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 174, p. 154, repr.
  • 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), p. 43, color plate; pp. 107, 326, repr. b/w cat. no. 657
  • Dizionario Biografico Degli Italiani, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana (Rome, Italy, 1996), vol. 46, under "Ferrari"
  • Silvana Pettenati and Giovanni Romano, Il tesoro della città: Opere d'arte e oggetti preziosi da Palazzo Madama, exh. cat., Umberto Allemandi & C. (Torino, Italy, 1996), under no. 26

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