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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1898.325
People
Unidentified Artist
Previously attributed to Battista Franco, Italian (Venice (?) 1493 - 1566 Venice)
Title
David with the Head of Goliath; verso: sketch in black chalk
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
16th-17th century
Culture
Netherlandish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/312533
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, brown wash, and black chalk on off-white antique laid paper, framing line in brown ink
Dimensions
31.7 x 27.5 cm (12 1/2 x 10 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, brown ink: Batista Franco
  • inscription: verso, lower right, brown ink: [illegible] / xxx [?]
  • watermark: unidentified
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: BOS / 1 xxx
  • collector's mark: verso, lower center, purple ink stamp and brown ink: L. 2130 [with accompanying inscription] 137. (John Witt Randall Collection at Harvard College)
  • inscription: former mount, graphite: David with Goliath's head
  • inscription: former mat, graphite and blue pencil: [graphite] Battista Franco. il Semolei [blue pencil] fect original [graphite] from the Gilmor Cabinet
  • inscription: mat, lower right, graphite: 137. / 545. [crossed out]
Provenance
Robert Gilmor, Jr., Baltimore, MD; to his estate, 1848; to probably Gardner L. Chandler, Salem, MA; to John Witt Randall, Boston, MA, bequest; to his sister Belinda L. Randall, 1892, gift; to Harvard University, 1892.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
1898
Object Number
1898.325
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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