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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Charles Herbert Moore, American (New York, NY 1840 - 1930 Harley Witney, Hampshire, England)
Copy after Vittore Carpaccio, Italian (Venice, Italy 1460 - 1526 Venice, Italy)
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
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
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.


Recorded Ownership History
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
Object Number
European and American Art

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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
  • Paul Tucker, ed., Guide to the Principal Pictures in the Academy of Fine Arts at Venice: A Critical Edition, with Other Texts on Carpaccio and Venetian Painting, Edizioni Ca'Foscari and Venice University Press (Venice, 2023), pp. 43-44, repr. as fig. 15

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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