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Identification and Creation

Object Number
? Domenico Beccafumi, Italian (Cortine in Valdibiena Montaperti, Italy 1486 - 1551 Siena, Italy)
Study for Part of the Mosaic Frieze of the Siena Cathedral Pavement
Work Type
c. 1544
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Siena
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink and brown wash on cream antique-laid paper, laid down overall on cream antique laid paper
20.3 × 29.6 cm (8 × 11 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/8/2002.


Recorded Ownership History
Giuseppe Vallardi, Milan (Lugt 1223). [Barra Blaisot, Paris (L. 263)]. Langton Douglas; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA, by 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), vol. 1, cat. no. 68, pp. 54-55; vol. 2, repr. fig. 59
  • Walter F. Friedländer, Pontormo to Greco, the Age of Mannerism; a Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings of the Century 1520-1620, exh. cat., John Herron Art Institute (Indianapolis, IN, 1954), no. 7, repr.
  • Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance, 1400-1600, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1958), no. 9A
  • Gertrude Rosenthal, Bacchiacca and his Friends; Florentine Paintings and Drawings of the Sixteenth Century, exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD, 1961), no. 43
  • University of Notre Dame Art Gallery, The Age of Vasari, exh. cat. (Notre Dame, Indiana, 1970), p. 73 as D4

Exhibition History

  • Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947
  • Pontormo to Greco: The Age of Mannerism, John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, 02/14/1954 - 03/28/1954
  • Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance, 1400-1600, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 11/18/1958 - 01/04/1959
  • Bacchiacca and his Friends; Florentine Paintings and Drawings of the Sixteenth Century, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 01/10/1961 - 02/19/1961
  • The Age of Vasari, Notre Dame Art Gallery, 02/22/1970 - 03/31/1970; University Art Gallery, SUNY Binghamton, 04/12/1970 - 05/10/1970

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