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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Figures related to Frescoes in the Lower Church of San Francesco, Assisi; verso: The Visitation
Work Type
14th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Siena
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Gray ink, gray wash, black chalk and white gouache on green prepared parchment; verso: brown ink and wash, with washes of grayish purple and yellow
23.5 x 22.4 cm (9 1/4 x 8 13/16 in.)
[Arturo Grassi, Florence], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1938), vol. I, p. 326, as Florentine 14th century

[Reproduction only], Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, (Cambridge, MA, November 1940)., repr. p. 59

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 1, pp. 3-5, repr. frontispiece in color (recto); vol. 2...

Ruth Wedgwood Kennedy, Italian Drawings, 1330-1780, exh. cat., Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton, MA, 1941), cat. no. 1, n.p.

Diamond Jubilee Exhibition: Masterpieces of Drawing, exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1950), no. 3, repr.

Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin, Harvard University (Cambridge, 1958), vol. 3, no. 2, March, pp. 5-9, p. 207, repr. as pl. I

Luigi Grassi, I disegni italiani del Trecento e Quattrocento; scuole fiorentina, senese, marchigiana, umbra (Venice, Italy, 1961), under no. 2, p. 124

Winslow Ames, Great Drawings of All Time [vol. 1: Italian], ed. Ira Moskowitz, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 3, n.p., repr. color (recto)

Bernhard Degenhart and Annegrit Schmitt, Corpus der Italienischen Zeichnungen, 1300-1450, Teil I: Süd- und Mittelitalien, Mann (Berlin, Germany, 1968), vol. 1, no. 52, pls. 82a and b

Anna Forlani Tempesti and Anna Maria Petrioli Tofani, I grandi disegni italiani degli Uffizi di Firenze, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1973 (?)), no. 2

Fiora Bellini, I disegni antichi degli Uffizi: I tempi del Ghiberti, Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy, 1978), under no. 2, p. 5

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), cat. 246, p. 214, ill. (verso)

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), no. 1, n.p., and pp.12, 15 and 18, repr. (recto) color as Sienese ca. 1360-70

Hayden B.J. Maginnis, "The Craftsman's Genius: Painters, Patrons and Drawings in Trecento Siena", The Craft of Art: Originality and Industry in the Italian Renaissance..., ed. Andrew Ladis, The University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA, 1995), p. 37, repr. recto fig. 6

Carl Brandon Strehlke, Italian Paintings 1250-1450 in the John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 2004), p. 450, fig. 87.6 (recto)

Exhibition History

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

The Diamond Jubilee, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 11/04/1950 - 02/11/1951

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