- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), Italian (Città della Pieve, Italy c. 1450 - 1523 Fontignano, Italy)
- Four Standing Apostles
- Work Type
- c. 1495-1496
- Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Umbria
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Brown ink, black chalk and white gouache, incised, on buff prepared antique laid paper, laid down to heavily textured buff antique laid paper
- 29 x 22.5 cm (11 7/16 x 8 7/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- inscription: l.r. corner, Brown ink: 38
- watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/4/2002.
- inscription: bottom edge, l.r., brown ink: Pietro Perugino
- label: verso of mount, l.l., printed and handwritten in black ink, printed and handwritten: FOGG/ ART MUSEUM/ 26.42.2
- inscription: verso of mount, top center, graphite: n7
- [Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France, 16 May 1923, lot. 81], sold. Jacques Auguste Boussac, sold; [Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1924, lot 178]. Mrs. Jesse Isidor Straus, New York; gift, to Fogg Art Museum, 1926.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Jesse Isidor Straus in memory of her husband, Jesse Isidor Straus, Class of 1893
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
- The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
- Publication History
Catalogue of Sale, auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, France, May 16, 1923), cat. no. 81
Catalogue of Boussac Sale, auct. cat., Sotheby's (London, England, July 9, 1924), cat. no. 178, repr.
Agnes Mongan, "Pietro Perugino", Old Master Drawings (September 1934), vol. IX, no. 34, pp. 25-27, pp. 25-27; pl. 29, n.p.
Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, exh. cat., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy/Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1935), no. 15, repr.
Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 28, pp. 20-22; vol. 2, repr. fig. 26
Arthur E. Popham, "Drawings in the Fogg Museum", The Burlington Magazine (June 1948), vol. XC, no. 543, p. 179
Paul J. Sachs, The Pocket Book of Great Drawings, Pocket Books, Inc. (New York, 1951), p. 34, pl. 21
William H. Gerdts and Elaine Evans Gerdts, Old Master Drawings, exh. cat., The Newark Museum (Newark, 1960), cat. no. 5, n.p., repr.
Luigi Grassi, I disegni italiani del Trecento e Quattrocento; scuole fiorentina, senese, marchigiana, umbra (Venice, Italy, 1961), p. 218; repr. pl. 108, p. 108
Louise S. Richards, "Three Early Italian Drawings", The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, September 1962), vol. XLIX, no. 7, pp. 168-172, p. 171
Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. 60
Peter A. Wick, "The Sachs Bequest", Acquisitions (Fogg Art Museum), Fogg Art Museum and President and Fellows of Harvard College (1965), pp. 119-135, pp. 125-126, repr. p. 126 as fig. 5
Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965]: given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 6, n.p., repr.
Giulio Bora, I disegni del Codice Resta, Silvana Editoriale (Cinisello Balsamo, 1978), under no. 13/2
Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 3, n.p., pl. 3, repr.
Beverly Louise Brown, Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1981), cat. no. 31, p. 21; p. 7
Pietro Scarpellini, Perugino, Electa (Milan, Italy, 1984), repr. fig. 125, p. 202
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. no. 250, p. 217, repr. p. 217
Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 13, n.p., and pp. 10, 18, 22, 24 and 26; repr. color, n.p.
Hein-Thomas Schulze Altcappenberg, Die italienischen Zeichnungen des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts im Berliner Kupferstichkabinett: Kritischer Katalog, exh. cat., G + H Verlag (Berlin, Germany, 1995), p. 244
Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago/Princeton University Press (Chicago, IL and Princeton, NJ, 1997), under cat. no. 577, p. 363
Vittoria Garibaldi and Francesco Federico Mancini, Perugino, il divin pittore, exh. cat., Silvana Editoriale (Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, 2004), cat. no. II.19, pp. 366-67, repr. (also detail repr. as bleed page p. 328)
Michelle O'Malley, Painting under Pressure: Fame, Reputation and Demand in Renaissance Florence, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2013), pp. 176-178, repr. p. 176 as fig. 79
- Exhibition History
Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, 01/01/1935 - 01/31/1935
Old Master Drawings, The Newark Museum, Newark, 03/17/1960 - 05/22/1960
Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967
European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979
Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 07/03/1981 - 08/31/1981
Perugino il divin pittore, Galleria Nazionale dell' Umbria, Perugia, 02/28/2004 - 07/18/2004
This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at firstname.lastname@example.org