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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1958.286
People
Pietro da Cortona, Italian (Cortona, Italy 1596 - 1669 Rome, Italy)
Title
Flying Angel; verso: The Figure of the Sorrowing Virgin
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297181
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and brown chalk on white antique laid paper; verso: black chalk
Dimensions
32 × 36.3 cm (12 5/8 × 14 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: cross surmounting a circle (simliar to Briquet 3045; see also Mongan-Sachs W. 18)
Provenance
[P. & D. Colnaghi, London] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1958
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1958
Object Number
1958.286
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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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. 7

Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, exh. cat., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy/Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1935), no. 43, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 247, pp. 129-130; vol. 2, repr. fig. 130

Wallace J. Tomasini, Drawing and the Human Figure 1400-1964, exh. cat., University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA, 1964), cat. no. 164

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 48

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. 40, n.p., repr., n.p., pl. 40

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. 59, n.p., and p. 60, repr. (color)

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Italian Paintings and Drawings of the Seventeenth Century, Durlacher Brothers, 01/18/1932 - 02/06/1932

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

Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, 01/01/1935 - 01/31/1935

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

Drawing and the Human Figure 1400-1964, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 05/28/1964 - 08/30/1964

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967

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

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu