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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1906.2
People
Unidentified Artist
Previously attributed to Tommaso di Giovanni, called Masaccio, Italian (Castel San Giovanni, Italy 1401 - 1428 Rome, Italy)
Title
Youth in Cloak
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
15th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/299292
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil paint, retouched with brown wash and zinc white on dark cream antique laid paper laid down to dark cream antique laid paper prepared with brown wash, itself laid down to mount of Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (?)
Dimensions
28.4 × 14.4 cm (11 3/16 × 5 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 2/12/2002
  • inscription: bottom center of mount, brown ink: Masaccio
  • inscription: verso of mount, top center, brown ink: J. 56
  • inscription: verso of mount, u.r., graphite: No ["o" is superscript]1[?--not decipherable] 28
    The script is similar to John Barnard--see L. 1420
  • inscription: verso of mount, bottom center, graphite: 06.2
  • inscription: verso of mount, bottom center, graphite: 1906.2
  • inscription: verso of mount, l.r. corner, red crayon: Not decipherable
  • inscription: l.r. corner of mount, brown ink: Vro [?]
Provenance
Jonathan Richardson Sr., London, England. [1] Edward Waldo Forbes, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1906.

Notes
[1] Drawing appears to be on one of his mounts.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
Accession Year
1906
Object Number
1906.2
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 12, repr. fig. 13

Edward Waldo Forbes, History of the Fogg Art Museum, Unpublished (1956), vol. I, p. 76

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