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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Giovan Angelo Montorsoli, Italian (Montorsoli, near Florence 1499 - 1563 Florence)
Previously attributed to Unidentified Artist
Sketch for a Fountain; verso: Penis
Work Type
c. 1540
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink and black chalk on off-white antique laid paper; verso: red and black chalk
11.9 x 17.3 cm (4 11/16 x 6 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Non visible


Recorded Ownership History
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
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 95, p. 65, as Florentine (?) 16th century
  • Walter Vitzthum, "The Accademia del Disegno at the Uffizi", Master Drawings (Autumn 1963), vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 57-58, p. 57 and n. 2, p. 58, repr. pl. 41 as Montorsoli
  • Karl Möseneder, Montorsoli: Die Brunnen, Maander Verlag (Mittenwald, 1979), p. 166
  • Birgit Laschke, Fra Giovan Angelo da Montorsoli: Ein Florentiner Bildhauer des 16. Jahrhunderts, Gerbüder Mann Verlag (Berlin, 1993), p. 169
  • Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 122 ("Cartella R")
  • Gabriella Capecchi, "Il Palazzo e il suo doppio: percorso monumentale e asse prospettico del giardino", Palazzo Pitti: la reggia rivelata, ed. Gabriella Capecchi, Amelio Fara, and Detlef Heikamp, Giunti Editore (Florence, 2003), p. 13, fig. 14 (as attributed to Stoldo Lorenzi)
  • Alan Chong and Lorenzo Principi, ed., The Sculpture of Giovan Angelo Montorsoli and His Circle: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence, exh. cat., Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NY, 2018), 12, repr (recto and verso), p. 75, repr. p. 74

Exhibition History

  • The Sculpture of Giovan Angelo Montorsoli and His Circle: Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, 10/13/2018 - 01/21/2019

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