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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1994.152
People
Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, Italian (Verona, Italy 1528 - 1588 Venice, Italy)
Title
Studies for "Paradise," planned for the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, Palazzo Ducale, Venice
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1582-1583
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/311977
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink and brown wash over black chalk on cream antique laid paper, mounted at four corners to blue-gray antique laid paper mounted with Sagredo tabs to off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
21.5 x 31.2 cm (8 7/16 x 12 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Brown ink, Italian, in artist's hand: Numerous notations (in Veronese's hand) in brown ink, top center: patriarchi profeti; apostoli; at right edge: 501; two columns of inscriptions, left column: Caravin / Spiritus / Dio e la madona / S. Zuani S. Gisppi con con [crossed out] spiriti dossà / gli apostoli evangelisti in mezo / patriarchi e profeti a banda / pontifici e confesori e dottori et episcopi / marteri e erimiti sacerdoti et . . . esti / vergini e vidue / con anzoli ed alli[?] atorno; right column: Christo e la madona [crossed out] / S. Z battista S. Giosepe / li evangelisti e abando li apostoli / patriarchi e profetti e abanda / pontifici e confissori e dotori / martiri e eremiti / sacerdoti e [illegible] / martiri / vergini e vidui; below, two lists of prophets and saints: Goisue / Elia / S. bortilamio / S. bastian / S. todoro / S. Zorzo
    Lower right, in a late seventeenth-early eighteenth-century hand: da Paolo Caliari; verso, brown ink: una invencione / del Paradiso (Fata[effaced]). [recto inscriptions taken from Rearick, 1995]
    Verso of blue paper mount, brown ink: D.P. no. 92; on album sheet, upper left, brown ink: D.P. no: 67.
Provenance
Zaccaria Sagredo, Venice [with Sagredo inventory numbers D.P. no: 67 on album sheet and D. P. no. 92 on verso of blue paper mount; Lugt 2103a]; his nephew, Gherardo Sagredo, Venice, by descent. Sold in Lyon, c. 1919; to private collector; his great nephew, sold [Christie’s, Monaco, July 2, 1993, lot 19, repr.]; to Vermeer Associates Limited, sold; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1994

Drawing was on long-term loan to the Fogg, 1993-94.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of an Anonymous Donor
Accession Year
1994
Object Number
1994.152
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"Old Master Drawings", Christie's Review of the Season, Christie's, London (London, England, 1993), p. 32

Dessins de Maître Anciens, auct. cat., Christie's, Monaco (Monte Carlo, Monaco, July 2, 1993), lot 19, pp. 28-29, repr. p. 28

Dessins de Maître Anciens, auct. cat., Christie's, Monaco (Monte Carlo, Monaco, June 1993-July 1993), lot 19, pp. 28-29; repr. p. 28

W.R. Rearick, "More Veronese Drawings from the Sagredo Collection", Master Drawings (Summer 1995), vol. XXXIII, no. 2, pp. 132-143, pp. 137-140 and 142 (n. 21), repr. p. 139, fig. 6

James Cuno, ed., A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., Spring 2000), pp. 44-46, repr. p. 45 (color)

Jean Habert, Le "Paradis" de Tintoret: Un concours pour le palais des Doges, exh. cat., 5 Continents Editions/Musée du Louvre (Milan/Paris, 2006), cat. no. 8, repr. (color), pp. 42, 47, 92, 96, 98, 99, 122

Virginia Brilliant and Frederick Ilchman, ed., Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice, exh. cat., John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota, 2012), p. 267, cat. no. 51, p. 203, repr. p. 204

David Rosand, Véronèse, Citadelles & Mazenod (Paris, France, 2012), pp. 382-383, repr. Fig. 322

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1480 to 1940, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/25/2000 - 07/02/2000

Le "Paradis" de Tintoret: Un concours pour le palais des Doges, Musée du Louvre, Paris Cedex 01, 02/08/2006 - 05/08/2006

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/23/2008 - 11/16/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/16/2009 - 11/08/2009

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2010 - 11/06/2010

Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 12/07/2012 - 04/14/2013

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