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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Stefano dell' Arzere, Italian (Padua, Italy c. 1520 - after 1573)
The Virgin and Child in Glory with Saint Anthony Abbot, Saint Barbara and Saint John the Baptist
Work Type
16th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Padua
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink, brown wash, black chalk, white gouache, touches of pink gouache and later retouches of graphite on blue antique laid paper, mounted overall to decorative border
24.1 × 18.5 cm (9 1/2 × 7 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/5/2002.


Recorded Ownership History
John Skippe, Ledbury, England, through inheritance to Penelope Martin, 1812. (John Skippe's sister)
James and Penelope Skippe-Martin, Overbury Court, Worcs, England, through inheritance from John Skippe, 1812, by descent through the Martin family. (inherited byJohn Skippe's sister, Penelope Skippe-Martin)
Edward (d. 1916) Holland, acquired by descent through the Martin family, inherited by Edward Holland's sister. Holland's sister was Mrs. Julia Rayner-Wood
Mrs. Julia Rayner-Wood, Herefordshire, England, by descent from brother, Edward Holland, 1916, by descent to nephew, Edward Holland-Martin. [Old Collwall, near malvern]
Edward Holland-Martin, by descent from aunt, Mrs Julia Raynor-Wood, sold at Christie's, London, 1958. Sale date: November 20-21, 1958
Christie's, London, England, from Edward Holland-Martin, sold at auction, 1958. Sale, November 20-21, 1958, lot 5 (A).
Thomas Palmer.
Sotheby's, London, England, sold to Vermeer Associates Limited, 1996. Sale, April 18, 1996, lot 12, repr.
Vermeer Associates Limited, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, acquired from Sotheby's, London, 1996, sold to Harvard University Art Museums, 1998. Sale, April18, 1996.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of an anonymous donor and the Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Fund in honor of Liliane and José Soriano
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Hans Tietze and Erika Tietze-Conrat, The Drawings of the Venetian Painters in the 15th and 16th Centuries, J. J. Augustin, Inc. (New York, 1944), cat. no. 52, p. 39, repr. pl. LXXXII, 1
  • Catalogue of the Well-Known Collection of Old Master Drawings Principally of the Italian School Formed in the 18th Century by John Skippe Now the Property of Edward Holland Martin, Esq., auct. cat., Christie's, London (London, England, November 20, 1958), lot 5 (A)
  • "Lambeth Palace, London", Sotheby's Preview (London, England, 1996), p. 32. repr. in color
  • Old Master Drawings, auct. cat., Sotheby's (London, England, April 18, 1996), pp. 18-19; repr. as fig. 12
  • W.R. Rearick, Il disegno veneziano del Cinquecento, Electa (Milan, Italy, 2001), p. 214 (n. 80)
  • Joachim Jacoby, ed., Raffael bis Tizian: Italienische Zeichnungen aus dem Städel Museum, exh. cat., Michael Imhof-Verlag (Petersberg, Hessen, 2014), p. 258, n. 3

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