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Identification and Creation

Object Number
After Domenico Beccafumi, Italian (Cortine in Valdibiena Montaperti, Italy 1486 - 1551 Siena, Italy)
River God, Standing Apostle, Bird, and other Sketches; verso: Study of Frames for Ceiling Paintings and a Leg
Work Type
16th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Siena
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink, with some smudges of red chalk on antique laid paper; verso: brown ink
21.9 × 14.5 cm (8 5/8 × 5 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Brown ink, upper left: Molto Magre


Recorded Ownership History
John Barnard, London (?). See L. 1419 and L. 1420
George (?) (1757-1837) Hibbert, London. See L. 2849
Coghlan Briscoe, Dublin, Ireland, 1928, 1940. See L. 347c
Dr. William M. Crofton, 1940.
Christie's, London, 1959, sold to Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, 1959. Sale, July 7, 1959, p. 32 of lot no. 95
Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, Bought at Christie's auction, 1959. Drawing exhibited, along with others from the same sketchbook, at Agnew's in 1965.
Lore and Rudolf Heinemann, New York, Bequest to HUAM, 1996.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Lore Heinemann in memory of her husband, Dr. Rudolf J. Heinemann
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Rinaldo Liphart, "Un Libro di schizzi di Domenico Beccafumi", Rivista d'arte (1935), vol. XVII, pp. 33-70, 161-200, pp. 184ff., figs 41 (verso) and 52
  • Domenico Beccafumi, 1486-1551: Drawings from a Sketchbook, exh. cat., Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd. (London, England, 1965), no. 17
  • Felice Stampfle and Cara Dufour Denison, Drawings from the Collection of Lore and Rudolf Heinemann, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY, 1973), no. 28, repr. (recto)
  • James Byam Shaw, The Italian Drawings of the Frits Lugt Collection, Institut Néerlandais (Paris, France, 1983), under no. 94
  • Anna Forlani Tempesti, The Robert Lehman Collection V: Italian Fifteenth- to Seventeenth Century Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art / Princeton University Press (New York, NY and Princeton, NJ, 1991), p. 266, under fn. 3 as in the collection of Mrs. Rudolf Heinemann
  • Albert Jan Elen, Italian Late-Medieval and Renaissance Drawing-Books from Giovannino de'Grassi to Palma Giovane: A Codicological Approach, Privately Published (Leiden, 1995), under no. 68 as Sienese, after Domenico Beccafumi [listed as in Heinemann Coll.]

Exhibition History

  • Domenico Beccafumi, 1486-1551: Drawings from a Sketch Book, Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, 11/01/1965 - 11/27/1965
  • Drawings from the Collection of Lore and Rudolf Heinemann, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 05/01/1973 - 07/27/1973

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