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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jan Speckaert, Netherlandish (d. 1577)
Diana and Acteon
Work Type
16th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and brown wash over black chalk on cream antique laid paper, partial framing line in brown ink, laid down on mount
20.9 x 28.2 cm (8 1/4 x 11 3/16 in.)
mount: 24 x 31.7 cm (9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, brown ink, pen: Barthelmi Spranger.
  • inscription: mount, lower center, brown ink, French: Diane et acteon.
  • inscription: verso of mount, upper center, brown ink, pen, French: atheon Transformé en Cerf / a la plume Lavé De Bistre.
  • watermark: fragment of a crescent moon
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower right, graphite: 10
Alphonse Kann. American Art Association; to Meta and Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (L. 2091, without his mark), possibly 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

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 367

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 13, p. 3 (as attributed to Hans Speckaert)

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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