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Identification and Creation

Object Number
School of Andrea Mantegna, Italian (Isola di Carturo, Italy 1431 - 1506 Mantua, Italy)
A Man in Antique Costume, Seated in Profile to the Right
Work Type
15th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Lombardy, Mantua
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Physical Descriptions

Red chalk heightened with white gouache on dark cream antique laid paper, laid down overall to antique laid paper decorated mount
15.7 × 12.6 cm (6 3/16 × 4 15/16 in.)


Recorded Ownership History
John Skippe, Ledbury, England, left to Penelope Martin, his sister, 1812.
James and Penelope Skippe-Martin, Worcs, England, through inheritance from John Skippe, 1812, by descent through the Martin family. (inherited by John Skippe's sister, Penelope Skippe-Martin); Overbury Court, Worcs, England
Edward (d. 1916) Holland, acquired by descent through Martin family, inherited by Edward Holland's sister, 1916. Holland's sister was Mrs. Julia Rayner-Wood
Mrs. Julia Rayner-Wood, Herefordshire, UK, by descent from brother, Edward Holland, 1916, by descent to nephew, Edward Holland-Martin. Old Collwall, near Malvern, Herefordshire, England
Edward Holland-Martin, by descent from aunt, Mrs Julia Raynor-Wood, sold at Christie's, London, 1958.
Christie's, London, England, from Edward Holland-Martin, sold to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cunningham, 1958. Sale, November 20-21, 1958, lot 3 (A).
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Cunningham, acquired from Christie's, London, 1958, gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1959. Sale date: November 20-21, 1958

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Cunningham
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Beverly Louise Brown, Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1981), cat. no. 19, p. 19

Exhibition History

  • Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 07/03/1981 - 08/31/1981

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