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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jacopo Palma Giovane, Italian (Venice, Italy c. 1548 - 1628 Venice, Italy)
Possibly attributable to Alessandro Maganza, Italian (1556 - after 1630)
Possibly attributable to Domenico Theotocopoli, called El Greco, Spanish (1541 - 1614)
Study for a Crucifixion; verso: Various Sketches
Work Type
16th-17th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
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Physical Descriptions

Red chalk, brown ink, brown wash and graphite on off-white antique laid paper; verso: red chalk, brown ink and brown wash
29 × 19.5 cm (11 7/16 × 7 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: l.r., black ink, stamped: L. 1852 (Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1694-1774)
  • collector's mark: l.l., dry stamped: L. 2903 (Count Moriz von Fries, 1777-1826)
  • collector's mark: l.r., dry stamped: L. 2445 (Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830)
  • collector's mark: l.l., brown ink: L. 2617 (William Esdaile, 1758-1837)
  • collector's mark: verso, bottom center, black ink, stamped: L. 640 (Charles Sackville Bale, 1791-1880)
  • watermark: Watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/26/2004. Beta required.


Recorded Ownership History
Pierre Jean Mariette, Paris (Lugt 1852). Count Moriz von Fries, Vienna (Lugt 2903). Thomas Lawrence, London (Lgt 2445). William Esdail, London (Lugt 2617). Charles Sackville Bale, London (Lugt 640). [P. & D. Colnaghi, London] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, 1927, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Margaret Scott, An Exhibition of Old-Master Drawings for the Benefit of Public Health Nursing Milk and Emergency Fund, exh. cat., Junior League (Pittsburgh, 1933), cat. no. 4
  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 133, pp. 78-79; vol. 2, repr. fig. 79 (recto)
  • Four Centuries of Venetian Painting, exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH, 1940), cat. no. 82, n.p.
  • 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), p. 197; cat. no. 861, p. 201; repr. pl. CLXXVI, n.p.
  • Titian, Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, with a group of sixteenth-century Venetian drawings, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Toronto (Toronto, Canada, 1960), cat. no. 39, n.p.
  • Winslow Ames, Great Drawings of All Time [vol. 1: Italian], ed. Ira Moskowitz, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 218, n.p.; repr. color, n.p.
  • Le Cabinet d'un Grand Amateur P.-J. Mariette, 1694-1774: Dessins du XVe siècle au XVIIIe siècle, Musée du Louvre / Galerie Mollien (Paris, 1967), cat. no. 91, p. 80; repr. fig. 91, n.p.
  • Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), p. 51, repr. (recto) fig. 33
  • Nicholas Turner, "A Proposal for El Greco as a Draftsman", Master Drawings (Autumn 2007), 45, no. 3, pp. 291-324, p. 304, fig. 20 (recto); fig. 23 (verso) [as El Greco]
  • Stefania Mason, "Da una costola di Palma il giovane: il disegnatore misterioso", Artibus et Historiae (2007), vol. 28, no. 55, p. 128 (as Alessandro Maganza)
  • Michiaki Koshikawa, "[Review] Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice", Master Drawings (Summer 2020), LVIII, no. 2, pp. 247-254, p. 254, note 32 (p. 254)

Exhibition History

  • An Exhibition of Old-Master Drawings for the Benefit of Public Health Nursing Milk and Emergency Fund, Junior League, Pittsburgh, 12/13/1933 - 01/06/1934
  • Four Centuries of Venetian Painting, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, 03/01/1940 - 03/31/1940
  • Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

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