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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Domenico Tintoretto, Italian (Venice, Italy 1560 - 1635 Venice, Italy)
Nude Study for the Figure of Christ in "Saint Peter Receiving the Keys"
Work Type
c. 1597-1601
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
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Physical Descriptions

Black chalk on blue antique laid paper
28.2 x 15 cm (11 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: difficult to decipher
  • inscription: verso, brown ink: 20
  • inscription: mount, brown ink [old cream mount has been cut around inscription and mounted to current mount]: 10


Recorded Ownership History
Zaccaria Sagredo, Venice (with Sagredo inventory numbers 20 on verso and 10 on mount; Lugt 2103a], his nephew, Gherardo Sagredo, Venice, by descent. [H. Shickman Gallery, New York]. Private collection, New York. [Thomas Le Claire, Hamburg] sold 1994; to Vermeer Associates, Limited, sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1997.


[1] The drawing may have been part of the large group of Sagredo drawings sold in Lyon c. 1919.

[2] Drawing exhibited by Thomas Le Claire at W. M. Brady & Co., Inc., New York, "Master Drawings 1500-1900," January 11-29, 1994, no. 11, repr.

[3] Drawing was on long-term loan to the Fogg, 1994-1997.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of an anonymous donor in honor of Desmond FitzGerald
Accession Year
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Master Drawings 1500-1900, exh. cat., Thomas Le Claire Kunsthandel (Hamburg, Germany, 1994), no. 11, repr. in color
  • Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, pp. 34-35 under "Paper"
  • John Marciari, Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice, exh. cat., The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, 2018), cat. no. 60, p. 158, fig. 127
  • Michiaki Koshikawa, "[Review] Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice", Master Drawings (Summer 2020), LVIII, no. 2, pp. 247-254, p. 254, note 19 (p. 254)

Exhibition History

  • Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice, The Morgan Library & Museum, 10/12/2018 - 01/06/2019; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 03/24/2019 - 06/09/2019

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