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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Francesco Salviati, Italian (Florence, Italy 1510 - 1563 Rome, Italy)
A Nude Man
Work Type
16th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper, laid down overall on cream antique paper
39.2 x 24.4 cm (15 7/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r. edge, black chalk: Giuseppe Salviati
  • inscription: verso, backing sheet, u.r., black chalk: M. A. Buonarotti
  • inscription: verso, backing sheet, l.r., graphite: Andrea del Sarto
  • watermark: backing sheet: According to the results of an analysis in the file, the watermark is of D & C Blauw, Heawood 3268 -- the watermark and countermark are superimposed because the card was made of double thickness of paper.
Charles A. Loeser, Florence, Italy, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Style and Technique: Their Interrelation in Western European Painting, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), no. 42, p. 46, pl. XIX

Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1938), vol. I, p. 273 (n. 2) and vol. II, no. 55D, p. 5, as Andrea del Sarto, repr...

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 176, p. 95; vol. 2, repr. fig. 92 as Andrea del Sarto

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. 17, n.p., pl. 17, repr.

Konrad Oberhuber, ed., Old Master Drawings: Selections from the Charles A. Loeser Bequest, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), cat. no. 21, pp. 54-55, and p. 8, repr.

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. 36, n.p., and p. 36, repr. (color)

Luisa Mortari, Francesco Salviati, Leonardo-De Luca Editori (Rome, Italy, 1992), no. 28, p. 174, fig. 28

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 118 ("Cartella con due stelle nere")

Exhibition History

Style and Technique: Their Interrelation in Western European Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1936 - 12/31/1936

Bacchiacca and his Friends; Florentine Paintings and Drawings of the Sixteenth Century, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 01/10/1961 - 02/19/1961

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

32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2017 - 04/20/2017

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