recto Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Previously attributed to (?) Vincenzo Foppa, Italian (Bagnola, Italy 1427 - 1516 Brescia, Italy)
Tabernacle with a Flagellation; verso: Profile of a Woman Facing Left
Work Type
15th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Italian, Venetian
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink and brown wash on cream antique laid paper with traces of black chalk; verso: black chalk
37.5 × 27.5 cm (14 3/4 × 10 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: non visible
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

William E. Suida, "Studien zur lombardischen Malerei des XV. Jahrhunderts", Monatschefte fuer Kunstwissenschaft (Leipzig, September 1909), vol. II, no. 9, pp. 470-495, p. 488, repr. fig. 13 (recto ) as Lombard master of 15th century (Mantegazza?)

Francesco Malaguzzi Valeri, La corte di Lodovico il Moro: Bramante e Leonardo da Vinci: volume 2: Bramante e Leonardo da Vinci, Ulrico Hoepli (Milan, Italy, 1915), pp. 29-30, repr. fig. 35 (recto) as Michelozzo (?)

Arthur Schendel, Le dessin en Lombardie jusqu'à la fin du XVe siècle, Editions de la Connaissance (Brussels, Belgium, 1938), p. 90 as "...un artiste lombard de l'entourage de Bramante..."

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 14, pp. 12-13; vol. 2, repr. figs. 16 (recto) and 17 (verso)...

Ruth Wedgwood Kennedy, Italian Drawings, 1330-1780, exh. cat., Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton, MA, 1941), cat. no. 33, n.p. as attributed to Vincenzo Foppa

Nicholas Snow, Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance: A Detroit Adventure in the Arts, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1960), cat. no. 27, p. 17, repr. recto as frontispiece, as Vincenzo Foppa (?)

Beverly Louise Brown, Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1981), cat. no. 10, p. 18, as Vincenzo Foppa (?)

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 121 ("Cartella I")

Lise Bek, Leon Battista Alberti: Om billedkunsten, Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck (Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000), repr. (recto) fig. 53, p. 176 as Unidentified artist

Lise Bek, Reality in the Mirror of Art, Aarhus University Press (Aarhus, Denmark, 2003), p. 218, repr. p. 219, fig. 40 as Vincenzo Foppa

Exhibition History

Italian Drawings, 1330-1780, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 12/01/1941 - 12/20/1941

Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance: A Detroit Adventure in the Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 04/05/1960 - 05/08/1960

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

HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/09/2008 - 03/02/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/13/2008 - 10/19/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/02/2009 - 10/12/2009

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