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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Attributed to Carlo Crivelli, Italian (Venice, Italy 1430/35 - before 1495 Ascoli Piceno, Italy)
Saint Peter
Work Type
c. 1470
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
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Physical Descriptions

Brown ink, brown wash and white gouache on cream antique laid paper, cut along outlines of figure inlaid into cream antique laid paper, lined with cream wove paper
20.5 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 2/12/2002
  • collector's mark: bottom center, blue-green ink: L. 1335


Recorded Ownership History
Ludwig Hermann Philippi, Hamburg, Germany (L.1335), sold [through his sale, Berlin, 1884]; to [Rudolph Lepke]. F. Kleinberger, New York, by 1925. 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

  • Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker, and Hans Vollmer, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, E.A. Seemann Verlag (Leipzig, 1907-1950), vol. 8, p. 132
  • Raimond Van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, M. Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague, 1923-1938), pp. 13-14
  • Detlev Freiherr von Hadeln, Venezianische Zeichnungen des Quattrocento, Paul Cassirer Gallery (Berlin, Germany, 1925), pp. 15, 34 and 64, repr. pl. 3 as Crivelli
  • Franz Drey, Carlo Crivelli und seine Schule, Bruckmann Verlag (Munich, 1927), p. 127
  • William R. Valentiner, "Two Panels by Carlo Crivelli", Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts Founders Society (Detroit, MI, March 1928), vol. IX, no. 6, pp. 72-73, p. 73, repr.
  • Walter Heil, A Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, 1930), cat. 45
  • Wilhelm Boeck, "An Unpublished Drawing by Crivelli", Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs (1931), 59, No. 341, pp. 72, 74-75, p. 72
  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 8, pp. 9-10; vol. 2, repr. fig. 9 as Carlo Crivelli (?)
  • Pietro Zampetti, Carlo Crivelli, Aldo Martello Editore (Milan, 1961), p. 99
  • Pietro Zampetti, ed., Carlo Crivelli e i Crivelleschi, Edizioni Alfieri (Venice, 1961), p. 76
  • Anna Bovero, ed., Tutta la pittura del Crivelli, Rizzoli Editore (Milan, 1961), p. 64
  • Winslow Ames, Great Drawings of All Time [vol. 1: Italian], ed. Ira Moskowitz, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 60, n.p., repr. color
  • Anna Bovero, L'opera completa del Carlo Crivelli, Rizzoli Editore (Milan, 1975), p. 87
  • Beverly Louise Brown, Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1981), cat. no. 7, p. 18
  • Pietro Zampetti, Carlo Crivelli, Cassa di Risparmio di Fermo (Florence, 1986), pp. 32, 269, 307
  • Marina Massa, ed., Il patrimonio disperso: il "caso" di Carlo Crivelli, Maroni (Ripatransone (AP), 1999), pp. 75, 82, 98-99
  • Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 121 ("Cartella I")
  • Stephan Wolohojian, Sacred and Profane Visions from Renaissance Venice, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), cat. no. 16, repr. as attributed to
  • David Bomford, ed., Art in the Making: Underdrawings in Renaissance Paintings, exh. cat., National Gallery Publications/Yale University Press (London, England, 2002), under cat. no. 3, p. 101, repr. fig. 180 (color), as after Crivelli
  • Ronald Lightbown, Carlo Crivelli, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, and London, 2004), pp. 201-2
  • Stephen J. Campbell, Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, exh. cat., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Paul Holberton Publishing (London, 2015), p. 176-179, cat. no. 15, repr. p. 179

Exhibition History

  • Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 07/03/1981 - 08/31/1981
  • Sacred and Profane Visions from Renaissance Venice, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/17/2001 - 07/23/2001
  • Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 10/22/2015 - 01/25/2016

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