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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hans Holbein the Younger, German (Augsburg, Germany 1497/98 - 1543 London, England)
Head of a Young Man
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and gray ink and black, red, yellow, and white chalk, stumped, on cream antique laid paper, heavily restored
20.5 × 15.2 cm (8 1/16 × 6 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso: Porträt U. von Hütten in seinem Todesjahr
  • inscription: center top, chalk: 1523
Wilhelm Koller, Vienna. Adalbert von Lanna, Prague [sale, Gutekunst, Stuttgart, May 6-11, 1910, lot 298]. Max J. Bonn, London [sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, February 15, 1922, lot 28]. Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA (by 1927), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Paul J. Sachs, "A Testimonial to my friend Felix M. Warburg"
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Alfred Woltmann, Holbein und seine Zeichnungen (Leipzig, 1876), vol. II, pp. 149-150, no. 244

Josef Schönbrunner and Joseph Meder, Handzeichnungen alter Meister aus der Albertina und anderen Sammlungen, Gerlach & Schenk (Vienna, 1896-1908), vol. X, no. 1125

Curt Glaser, Hans Holbein der Altere (Leipzig, 1908), p. 208, no. 234

Katalog der berühmten sammlung des herrn barons Adalbert von Lanna in Prag: Volume II, Handzeichnungen alter meister und kupferstiche, etc., auct. cat., H. G. Gutekunst (Stuttgart, Germany, May 6 -11, 1910), no. 298

Paul Ganz, Les dessins de Hans Holbein le jeune, F. Boissonnas (Geneva, 1921-1926), vol. 1, no. 8

Catalogue of the Very Important Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters, the Property of Max J. Bonn, Esq., Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (London, February 15, 1922), lot 28

Wilhelm Stein, Holbein der Jüngere (Berlin, 1929), p. 106, pl. 28

Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, exh. cat., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy/Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1935), no. 32, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 386, fig. 196

A.T. H., "Cambridge, Fogg Museum of Art" [Review of Mongan-Sachs], Museums Journal (February 1948), vol. 47, no. 11, p. 218, p. 218

Frits Lugt, Les Marques de Collections de Dessins et d'Estampes. Marques estampillées et écrites de collections particulières et publiques, etc... Supplément, Martinus Nijhoff (The Hague, 1956), p. 496

Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1958), vol. 3, no. 2, March, pp. 5-9, p. 200

William H. Gerdts and Elaine Evans Gerdts, Old Master Drawings, exh. cat., The Newark Museum (Newark, 1960), cat. no. 17, n.p., repr.

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 13, 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. 27, n.p., pl. 27, repr.

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 142, repr.

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 262, pp. 224-225, repr.

Florence Chantoury-Lacombe, "Le portrait en malade: histoire de sa face cachée", Intermédialités-Intermedialities (2006), no. 8, pp. 31-51, pp. 36, 38, fig. 3

Exhibition History

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

Old Master Drawings, The Newark Museum, Newark, 03/17/1960 - 05/22/1960

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

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

Northern Renaissance Art: Selected Works, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/28/1984 - 04/08/1984

Prints and Drawings from the Time of Holbein and Breugel, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1985 - 01/12/1986

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