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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Manner of Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish (c. 1450 - 1516 's-Hertogenbosch, Belgium)
Head of a Peasant Woman
Work Type
16th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown-gray ink on cream antique laid paper; verso: black chalk lines rubbed with black chalk throughout
arched at top: 6.4 x 5.7 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)
mount: 8.4 x 6.9 cm (3 5/16 x 2 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: lower right, blue ink, stamp: L. 1902 (Giovanni Morelli)
  • inscription: mount, lower right, graphite: 1/b [? or 1/6]
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper left, graphite: Pieter Breughel
  • inscription: mount, verso, upper right, graphite: 58
  • watermark: none
Giovanni Morelli, Milan (L. 1902 with his mark). 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

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 461, p. 238, as Manner of Brueghel

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 7, p. 2 (as Manner of Pieter Brueghel)

Giulio Bora and M. Cristina Rodeschini Galati, I disegni della collezione Morelli, Credito Bergamasco (Bergamo, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 16, p. 257, repr. fig. 16

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 122 ("Cartella C.L.")

Fritz Koreny, Hieronymus Bosch: Die Zeichnungen, Werkstat und Nachfolge bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts : catalogue raisonné , Brepols (Turnhout, Belgium, 2012), cat. no. 59, pp. 418-419

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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