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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1926.33.32
People
Charles Herbert Moore, American (New York, NY 1840 - 1930 Harley Witney, Hampshire, England)
Copy after Vittore Carpaccio, Italian (Venice, Italy 1460 - 1526 Venice, Italy)
Title
Much Reduced Study of the Dragon in Carpaccio's Picture of St. George and the Dragon, in the Chapel of S. Giorgio dei [sic] Schiavoni, Venice, 1876
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1875
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/306256
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
28.3 x 39.6 cm (11 1/8 x 15 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: u.r., graphite, in artist's hand: In the original the creature is / about 4 feet long. It contains / details which in the dim light [at?] this distance, and on this [... ] / could not wholly follow.
Provenance
Fine Arts Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; transferred to Fogg Art Museum, 1926.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Fine Arts Department, Harvard University
Accession Year
1926
Object Number
1926.33.32
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Carpaccio's original is at San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice.
Publication History

Charles Herbert Moore, Catalogue, with Notes, of Studies and Fac-similes from Examples of the Works of Florence and Venice; and of Fac-similes and Original Works to be Used as Exercises in Drawing, Belonging to the Fine Arts Department of Harvard University, exh. cat. (Cambridge, MA, 1878), p. 11, cat. 6

Jeffrey L. Spear, Dreams of an English Eden: Ruskin and His Tradition in Social Criticism, Columbia University Press (New York, NY, 1984), ill. p. 83

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 248, cat. 228

Exhibition History

Studies and Fac-similes from Examples of the Works of Florence and Venice..., Harvard Art Club, Cambridge, 12/01/1878 - 12/31/1878

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