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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Michelangelo Anselmi, Italian (Lucca or Siena, Italy 1491/92 - 1554/56 Parma, Italy)
Hercules and Antaeus (recto and verso)
Work Type
16th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
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Physical Descriptions

Red chalk on cream antique laid paper; verso: black chalk
38.1 x 26.3 cm (15 x 10 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Crossed arrows (similar to Briquet 6272)


Recorded Ownership History
P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, sold to Peter Wick, 1961.
Peter A. Wick, Boston, MA, presumably acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi, placed with Angus Whyte Gallery, Boston for sale, 1977.
Angus White Gallery, Boston, MA, acquired from Peter Wick, sold to Fogg Art Museum, 1977. Sold to Fogg with partial gift from Peter Wick. Gallery address: 121 Pinckney Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Peter A. Wick and in part purchase from the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 33, n.p., and p. 36, repr. recto (color)
  • Françoise Viatte, "Acquisitions", Revue du Louvre: La Revue des Musées de France (June 1999), no. 3, pp. 83-109, under no. 7, p. 85
  • James Harper, Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), cat. no. 5, pp. 30-32, repr. color p. 31, fig. 5R (recto) and fig. 5V (verso)...

Exhibition History

  • Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2001 - 08/12/2001

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