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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Claude Lorrain, French (Chamagne 1604 - 1682 Rome)
Herdsman with Cattle
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Study of Four Cows and their Herder
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Black chalk on light tan antique laid paper, laid down on a decorated mount
12.5 x 17.5 cm (4 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
Possibly Queen Christina of Sweden. Prince Livio Odescalchi , Rome (?-1713), by descent; to Odescalchi Family (1713-1957), sold; [through Sotheby’s, Rome, November 20, 1957, lot 67]; [to H.M. Calmann, New York (1957-1961)]. Agnes Mongan, Cambridge, MA and Elizabeth Mongan, Jenkintown, PA (by 1961-2002); to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, MA (2002-2003), sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.

1. The drawing was preserved in what Marcel Roethlisberger has called “The Animal Album” until the album was dismantled in 1957 after it was purchased at Sotheby’s by H. M. Calmann. Hence the listed provenance refers to the entire album until 1957, after which the drawing was sold separately.
2. Agnes and Elizabeth Mongan jointly owned this drawing. After Agnes’ passing, Elizabeth became the sole owner and bequeathed the drawing to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
3. It is unverified yet highly likely that Agnes and Elizabeth Mongan acquired the drawing directly from H.M. Calmann.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Drawings Acquisitions Fund, Paul J. Sachs Memorial Fund, and William C. Heilman Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Fogg Art Museum, Studies and Study Sheets: Master Drawings from Five Centuries, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1964), no. 8
  • Marcel Roethlisberger, Claude Lorrain: The Drawings, University of California Press (Berkeley, 1968), vol. 1 cat. no. 238, vol. 2 repr. as fig. 238
  • Marcel Roethlisberger, "The Drawing Collection of Prince Livio Odescalchi", Master Drawings, Master Drawings Association (New York, 1986), vol. 23-24, no. 1, Winter, pp. 5-30, pp. 20, 25 (note 23) [Animal album]
  • Mirka Benes, "Pastorialism in the Roman Baroque Villa and in Claude Lorrain: Myths and Realities for the Roman Campagna", Villas and Gardens in Early Modern Italy and France, ed. Mirka Benes, Cambridge University Press (New York, 2001), pp. 88-113, p. 109, repr. p. 109 as fig. 46
  • Jennifer Tonkovich, "Hans Calmann and the American Market for Old Master Drawings 1937-73", Master Drawings (Spring 2021), vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 49-72, p. 59

Exhibition History

  • Studies and Study Sheets, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/26/1964 - 04/18/1964

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