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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Copy after Filippo Lippi, Italian (Florence, Italy c. 1406 - 1469 Spoleto, Italy)
A Female Figure
Work Type
15th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink, brown wash, and white gouache, later retouched with zinc white, on blue antique laid paper with lightly incised lines
25.2 x 11.5 cm (9 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 2/25/2002.


Recorded Ownership History
Henry Oppenheimer, London, sold; [Christie's, London, 10, 13-14 July 1936, lot 116, pl. 28, Filippo Lippi (?)] to; [P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London] to; The Hon. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1936

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Exhibition of Italian Art, 1200-1900, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, England, 1930), cat. no. 433
  • Lord Balniel and Kenneth Clark, ed., A Commemorative Catalogue of the Exhibition of Italian Art held in the Galleries of the Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, January - March 1930, exh. cat. (London, 1931), cat. no. 629
  • Arthur E. Popham, Italian Drawings Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, London, 1930, Oxford University Press (NY) (London, England, 1931), cat. no. 27, p. 9; pl. XXXB (as Florentine School, 15th century)
  • Catalogue of the Famous Collection of Old Master Drawings Formed by the Late Henry Oppenheimer, Esq., F.S.A., auct. cat., Christie's, London (London, July 10, 1936 - July 14, 1936), lot 116, pl. 28
  • Agnes Mongan, "A Gift of Old Master Drawings", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, March 1937), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 22-34, pp. 23-25; repr. fig. 2, p. 24, as North Italian 15th Century
  • Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1938), vol. I, p. 84; vol. II, no. 1384A, p. 156; vol. III, repr. fig. 170, n.p.
  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 9, p. 10; vol. 2, repr. fig. 10, as School of Ferrara
  • Mary Pittaluga, Filippo Lippi, Del Turco (Florence, 1949), pp. 171-172
  • Gigetta Regoli, "Un disegno giovanile di Filippo Lippi", Critica d'arte (Florence, May 1960-June 1960), vol. VII, no. 39, pp. 199-205, p. 201; f.n. 6, p. 205
  • Luigi Grassi, I disegni italiani del Trecento e Quattrocento; scuole fiorentina, senese, marchigiana, umbra (Venice, Italy, 1961), pp. XXIII and 157; repr. p. 32 (as Lippi)
  • Bernhard Degenhart and Annegrit Schmitt, Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen, 1300-1450, Teil I: Süd- und Mittelitalien, Mann (Berlin, Germany, 1968), vol. I-2, no. 354, p. 435; vol. I-4, repr. Tafel 300a
  • Drawing Before 1800, exh. cat., Lawrence University (Appleton, WI, 1968), cat. no. 2, n.p., as School of Ferrara
  • Giuseppe Marchini, Filippo Lippi, Electa Editrice (Milan, 1975), cat. no. B, p. 217; fig. 177, p. 221
  • Wendy Stedman Sheard, Antiquity in the Renaissance, exh. cat., Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton, MA, 1978), cat. no. 39, n.p.
  • Jeffrey Ruda, "Filippo Lippi Studies: Naturalism, Style and Iconography in Early Renaissance Art" (1979), p. 155; f.n. 40
  • Beverly Louise Brown, Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1981), cat. no. 14, p. 18, as circle of Lippi
  • Jeffrey Ruda, Fra Filippo Lippi: Life and Work with a Complete Catalogue, Phaidon (London, 1993), cat. no. DR1, pp. 502-503; repr. pl. 398, p. 502
  • Keith Christiansen, ed., From Filippo Lippi to Piero Della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2005), no. 15, pp. 174-5, repr., and p. 182 as workshop of Fra Filippo Lippi

Exhibition History

  • Exhibition of Italian Art, 1200-1900, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 01/01/1930 - 03/08/1930
  • Drawing Before 1800, Lawrence University, Appleton, 01/07/1968 - 02/21/1968
  • Antiquity in the Renaissance, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 04/06/1978 - 06/06/1978
  • Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 07/03/1981 - 08/31/1981
  • From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnavale and the Making of a Renaissance Master, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, 10/12/2004 - 01/10/2005; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 01/31/2005 - 05/01/2005

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