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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.5
People
François Clouet, French (1510 - 1572)
Title
Portrait of Claude Gouffier de Boisy
Other Titles
Former Title: Portrait of an Unknown Man
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1555
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297712
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and red chalk with touches of white chalk on discolored cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
31.8 x 22.8 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper left, brown ink: Debosy
  • watermark: crown
Provenance
Catherine de Medici; Christine of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany; Ignatius Hugford; Marquis de Biron; Alphonse Kann, sold; to Meta and Paul J. Sachs, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949, inv. no. 1949.5
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.5
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Winslow Ames, Drawings: Fourth Anniversary Exhibition, exh. cat., Lyman Allen Museum (New London, CT, 1936), cat. no. 50, pl. 50, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), cat. no. 569, fig. 284, repr.

Agnes Mongan, De Clouet a Matisse: Dessins français des collections américaines, exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris, 1958), cat. no. 6, pl. 5, repr.

Agnes Mongan, Van Clouet tot Matisse: tentoonstelling van franse tekeningen uit amerikaanse collecties, exh. cat., Museum Boymans (Rotterdam, 1958), cat. no. 6, pl. 5, repr.

Agnes Mongan, French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1959), cat. no. 6, p. 30, pl. 5, 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. 15, 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. 32, n.p., pl. 32, 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), cat. no. 265, p. 227, repr.

Thea Burns, The Invention of Pastel Painting, Archetype Publications (London, 2007), pp. 34, 167, fig. 20, repr.

Exhibition History

Fourth Anniversary Exhibition; Drawings, Lyman Allen Museum, New London, 03/02/1936 - 04/15/1936

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

French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 07/31/1958 - 09/28/1958; Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 10/24/1958 - 01/02/1959; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/03/1959 - 03/15/1959

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

The Heavenly Twins: Edward W. Forbes, Paul J. Sachs and the Building of a Collection, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/23/1995 - 12/17/1995

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