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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1954.127.A
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Design for Illuminated Initial (Knight); verso: Gothic Pinnacle with Crockets
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
14th century
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293567
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and black ink on parchment; verso: black ink
Dimensions
13.5 x 5.8 cm (5 5/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Provenance
Eugene Rodrigues, Paris, sold; [Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, July 12-13, 1921, no. 231]. [The Lucerne Fine Art Co., Ltd., F. W. Steinmeyer, Lucerne,1935]; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, 1935, gift; to Fogg Museum of Art, 1954.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1954
Object Number
1954.127.A
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Dessins anciens, collection R..., de Paris, principalement des 'ecoles des Pays-Bas et de l'Allemagne, auct. cat., Frederik Muller & Cie. (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 12, 1921 - July 13, 1921), no. 231, pl. LXXVIII

Samuel Cauman, "Two Drawings of Bohemian Alphabet Figures", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum (November 1938), VIII, no. 1, pp. 4-10, pp. 4-10, fig. 1

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), no. 1, repr.

Jeffrey Hamburger, William P. Stoneman, Anne-Marie Eze, Lisa Fagin Davis, and Nancy Netzer, ed., Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, exh. cat., McMullen Museum of Art (Boston, 2016), cat. no. 62, repr.

Exhibition History

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, McMullen Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, 09/12/2016 - 12/11/2016

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