Head Of A Smiling Youth With Curly Hair Facing One Quarter Left
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.393
People
Giovanni Agostino da Lodi, Italian ( c. 1467 - c. 1524)
Previously attributed to School of Leonardo da Vinci, Italian (Cuchiano, Italy 1452 - 1519 Amboise, France)
Title
Head of a Smiling Youth with Curly Hair Facing One Quarter Left
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
15th-16th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Lombardy
Culture
Italian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 8.4 x 8.3 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: l.r.: Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (L. 2183)
  • watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/14/2002.
Provenance
Jonathan Richardson Sr., London (L. 2183).
Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UK.
Ruth Teschner.
Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA, from Ruth Teschner, Bequest by Meta and Paul J. Sachs to Fogg Art Mu, 1965.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.393
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 116, p. 71; re fig. 72 as School of Leonardo (Cesare da Sesto?)

A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, exh. cat., Speed Memorial Museum (Louisville, KY, 1947), cat. no. 4

William R. Valentiner and William E. Suida, Leonardo da Vinci Loan Exhibition, exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA, 1949), cat. no. 89, p. 114, repr. (incorrectly listed as cat. no. 90 under the plates)

Richard F. Howard, Italian Drawings, Modern Paintings and Treasures from the Vatican: 19th Birmingham Festival of Arts, exh. cat., Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL, 1969), cat. no. 13, n.p. as School of Leonardo da Vinci

Laura Giles, In Leonardo's Shadow: Drawings by his Followers, exh. cat., Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS, 1986), text and repr. cat. no. 9, n.p.

Giulio Bora and Luisa Cogliati Arano, Disegni e dipinti leonardeschi dalle collezioni milanesi, exh. cat., Electa (Milan, 1987), under cat. no. 30, p. 83

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 21, n.p., and pp. 28, 32 and 73, and under cat. no. 23, n.p.repr. color

Annamaria Petrioli Tofani and Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, Drawing: Vol. 1, Forms, Techniques, Meanings, ed. Gianni Carlo Sciolla, Amilcare Pizzi Editore (Milan, Italy, 1991), repr. color, fig. 255, p. 223

Patricia Trutty-Coohill and Carlo Pedretti, The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and His Circle in America, Giunti Editore (Florence, Italy, 1993), p. 15; cat. no. 36, p. 75; color repr., n.p.

European Master Drawings, exh. cat., Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox Ltd. (London, England, 1994), under cat. no. 1 and f.n. 6, n.p.

Alessandro Ballarin, Dosso Dossi: La pittura a Ferrara negli anni ducato di Alfonso I, 2 vols., Cittadella (Padua, Italy, 1994 - 1995), vol. 1, fig. 13 (a)

Edward Saywell, "Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 7-29, p. 16; fig. 16, p. 17; no. 28, p. 28

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 31 under "Collector's mark"

Exhibition History

A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, KY, 03/02/1947 - 03/30/1947

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

Leonardo da Vinci Loan Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 06/03/1949 - 07/17/1949

Italian Old Master Drawings, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, 03/14/1969 - 04/01/1969

In Leonardo's Shadow: Drawings by his Followers, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, 03/22/1986 - 05/25/1986

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted