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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Giovanni Antonio Sogliani, Italian (Florence, Italy 1492 - 1544 Florence, Italy)
Possibly attributable to Fra Bartolommeo della Porta, Italian (Florence, Italy 1472 - 1517 Florence, Italy)
Head of a Child Turned Three-Quarters Left
Work Type
16th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and white chalk on brown antique laid paper
19.4 x 18 cm (7 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: brown ink, lower left: antonio da Correggio fe 1512[?]; lower right: WE. [L. 2617]; verso, brown ink, lower left (William Esdaile): Presented by Sr Thomas Lawrence 1829.; lower center: Fra Bartolomeo.; graphite, lower left: 20 218[?] / 1/2 O
    on old mount, brown ink, lower left (William Esdaile): Sr TL. 1829. His gift.; lower center: Fra: Bartolomeo; brown ink, lower right (same hand?): 15; graphite, lower right, in Dutch: hoog [height] 8d / breed [width] 7G
Thomas Lawrence, London, gift; to William Esdaile, London, 1829 (Lugt 2617) [1]. Unidentified Collection, Dutch? [2]. Charles A. Loeser, Florence, Italy, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932.

[1] See Esdaile's inscriptions on verso and old mount.
[2] The dimensions in Dutch on the old mount suggest that the drawing was once part of a Dutch collection.

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

Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters, Oxford University Press (NY) (Oxford, England, 1908 -1909), no. 4, repr.

Adolfo Venturi, "The Vasari Society for the Reproduction of Drawings by Old Masters. Part I-IV, 1905-10.", L'arte, Danese Gallery (Rome, Italy, September - October 1910), vol. XIII, no. V, pp. 393, p. 393, repr. opp. p. 393

Hans von der Gabelentz, Fra Bartolommeo und die Florentiner Renaissance, Karl W. Hiersemann (Leipzig, Germany, 1922), II, no. 249

Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1938), vol. II, no. 2510G, p. 338, as Sogliani

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 58, p. 48, as Fra Bartolommeo

Christian von Holst, "Florentiner Gemälde und Zeichnungen aus der Zeit von 1480 bis 1580", Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz (Florence, Italy, 1971), vol. XV, p. 35 (n. 67), fig. 45

Ernst-Gerhard Güse and Alexander Perrig, Zeichnungen aus der Toskana: Das Zeitalter Michelangelos, exh. cat., Saarland Museum and Prestel-Verlag (Saarbrücken and Munich/New York, 1997), cat. no. 16, p. 96, and pp. 19, 30 and 36, repr. color, as Fra Bartolommeo

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 119 ("Cartella con due stelle nere")

Exhibition History

32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2017 - 12/12/2017

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