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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Raphael, Italian (Urbino, Italy 1483 - 1520 Rome, Italy)
Head of a Girl; verso: Head and Torso of a Girl
Work Type
15th-16th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
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Physical Descriptions

Black chalk on off-white antique laid paper; verso: black chalk
25.1 × 15.4 cm (9 7/8 × 6 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Hunter's horn (similar to Briquet 7873)


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
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Oskar Fischel, Raphaels Zeichnungen, G. Grote (Berlin, 1922), nos. 141b, 141c, pls. 146, 147
  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 152, pp. 87-88, repr. p. 87, fig. C; vol. 2, repr. figs. 85...
  • A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, exh. cat., Speed Memorial Museum (Louisville, KY, 1947), cat. no. 6
  • Seven Centuries of Italian Art: A Benefit Exhibition for CRIA to Honor Rhode Island's Italian Festival, checklist, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (Providence, RI, 1967), n.p. [tombstone information listed in checklist]
  • Konrad Oberhuber, ed., Old Master Drawings: Selections from the Charles A. Loeser Bequest, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), cat. no. 14, pp. 40-41, and p. 8, repr. (recto)
  • Eckhart Knab and Erwin Mitsch, Raphael: Die Zeichnungen, Urachhaus (Stuttgart, Germany, 1983), cat. no. 254 (recto) and 256 (verso), p. 579 and under cat. nos. 253 and 255...
  • Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), p. 30, repr. fig. 11
  • Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 122 ("Cartella R")

Exhibition History

  • A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, KY, 03/02/1947 - 03/30/1947
  • Seven Centuries of Italian Art: A Benefit Exhibition..., Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 04/12/1967 - 05/21/1967

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