- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Domenico Beccafumi, Italian (Cortine in Valdibiena Montaperti, Italy 1486 - 1551 Siena, Italy)
- Head of an Old Man Turned Three-Quarters Right
- Work Type
- c. 1529-1535
- Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Siena
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Tempera (and/or oil), charcoal, and stylus, varnished overall, on paper
- 26.8 × 19.9 cm (10 9/16 × 7 13/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/8/2002.
- William Bateson, London (Lugt 2604a). [F. R. Meatyard, London] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA, by 1929, 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
Jacob Judey-Barosin, "Domenico Beccafumi" (Thesis, Freiburg im Breisgau University, Berlin, 1932), Buchdruckerei Michel, no. 231, p. 150
Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 66, pp. 53-54; vol. 2, repr. fig. 57
Donato Sanminiatelli, "The Sketches of Domenico Beccafumi", The Burlington Magazine (February 1955), vol. XCVII, no. 623, pp. 35-6 and under fn. 8, p. 35
Anxiety and Elegance: The Human Figure in Italian Art, 1520-1580, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1962), no. 3, p. 1
Donato Sanminiatelli, Domenico Beccafumi, Bramante (Milan, Italy, 1967), p. 125, no. 8; repr.
Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 12, n.p., pl. 12, repr.
L. C. J. Frerichs, Italiaanse Tekeningen II de 15de en 16de Eeuw, exh. cat., Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1981), under no. 32
Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), text, p. 32; text and color repr., cat. no. 28, n.p.
Domenico Beccafumi e il suo tempo, exh. cat., Electa (Milan, Italy, 1990), no. 121, pp. 454-457; repr. in color, p. 455
Clio Jones, "Technical Study of Two Drawings by Domenico Beccafumi at the Fogg Art Museum" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, July 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-37 passim
Bert W. Meijer, ed., Italian Drawings from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1995), under no. 8 and fn. 1, p. 97
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, p. 37 under "Stylus"
Matthias Waschek, Marjorie B. Cohn, Judith Mann, and Stephan Wolohojian, Ideal [Dis-] Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer, exh. cat., Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, 2008), no. 33, repr. pp. 34-35
An Exhibition of Master Drawings and Paintings, auct. cat., Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd. (London, 2010), under cat. no. 1
- Exhibition History
Anxiety and Elegance: The Human Figure in Italian Art, 1520-1580, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/01/1962 - 05/25/1962
European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979
Domenico Beccafumi e il suo tempo, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena, 04/07/1990 - 07/31/1990
Ideal [Dis-] Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 10/24/2008 - 10/03/2009
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