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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1939.114
People
School of Fra Angelico, Italian (nr. Vecchio, Italy c. 1400 - 1455 Rome, Italy)
Title
Crucifixion
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
15th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298232
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brush and brown ink, white gouache, orange wash, incised, on pink-purple prepared parchment
Dimensions
8 x 6.3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: 103
  • inscription: verso, l.l., graphite: A5854
  • inscription: verso, bottom center, graphite: [Not decipherable]
Provenance
[Frederick Muller & Co., Amsterdam, July 5-6, 1927, no. 249]. [C.G. Boerner and P. Graupe, Leipzig and Berlin], sold; to Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1939.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer
Accession Year
1939
Object Number
1939.114
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Collections Bellingham-Smith, De Robiano und Della Faille de Waerloos, auct. cat., Frederik Muller (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 5, 1927 - July 6, 1927), no. 249, repr.

Eine wiener Sammlung (I), auct. cat., C. G. Boerner (Leipzig) and P. Graupe (Berlin) (Leipzig, Germany, May 12, 1930), no. 20, pl. VIII (as style of Fra Angelico)

Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1938), vol. II, under no. 175D, p. 18

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 2, p. 6; vol. 2, repr. fig. 4

Stefano Orlandi, Beato Angelico; monografia storica della vita e delle opere con un'appendice di nuovi documenti inediti, Leo S. Olschki (Florence, Italy, 1964), no.3, p. 161

Bernhard Degenhart and Annegrit Schmitt, Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen, 1300-1450, Teil I: Süd- und Mittelitalien, Mann (Berlin, Germany, 1968), vol. 2, no. 382, p. 451; vol. 4, pl. 309i, n.p.

Beverly Louise Brown, Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1981), cat. no. 2, p. 17

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. 4b, repr. color, n.p.; pp. 13, 17, 18 and 22

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 36 under "Prepared paper"

Edward Saywell, Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), vol. 6, no. 2, text and repr. fig. 8, p. 11; no. 11, p. 26

Penley Knipe, "Grounds on Paper: An Examination of Eight Early Drawings" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1998), Unpublished, pp. 1-22 passim

Laurence Kanter and Pia Palladino, Fra Angelico, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2005), no. 47H, repr. (color) [as Zanobi Strozzi]

Gerardo de Simone, Beato Angelico: L'alba del Rinascimento, exh. cat. (Rome, 2009), p. 68, fig. 11

Exhibition History

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

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

Fra Angelico, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/24/2005 - 01/30/2006

Subjects and Contexts

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