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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1963.157.4
People
Samuel Pendleton Cowardin III, American (Richmond, VA born 1921)
After Fra Angelico, Italian (nr. Vecchio, Italy c. 1400 - 1455 Rome, Italy)
Title
Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels, after Fra Angelico
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1956
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/308764
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper, mounted to off-white card
Dimensions
16.6 x 10.6 cm (6 9/16 x 4 3/16 in.)
image: 15.8 x 9.8 cm (6 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)
mount: 21.7 x 28 cm (8 9/16 x 11 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: lower edge of mount, paper, typed: Fra Angelico. Madonna & Child with Saints and Angels. Detail of / the center section (conjectured restoration). Fiesole, San Domenico / (Watercolor study made in Florence, April, 1956. Except / for the substitution of the gold ground and the intensi- / fication of the blue in the mantle of the Virgin, these / tones are based on the present appearance of the panel.)
  • label: upper edge of mount, paper, typed: PLATE X
Provenance
Samuel P. Cowardin III, gift; to the University Archives, transfer; to Fogg Art Museum, 1963.

NOTE: The drawings were sent to the Fogg from the University Archives formerly housed in Widener Library.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Samuel P. Cowardin, III
Accession Year
1963
Object Number
1963.157.4
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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