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Head of a Smiling Youth with Curly Hair Facing One Quarter Left


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Italian (c. 1467 - c. 1524)
Previously attributed to School of Leonardo da Vinci
Italian (Cuchiano, Italy 1452 - 1519 Amboise, France)
Head of a Smiling Youth with Curly Hair Facing One Quarter Left
Drawing
Italian
,
15th-16th century
Creation Place: Lombardy, Italy
Red chalk on cream antique laid paper
actual: 8.4 x 8.3 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
, 1965.393
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.
Bibliography
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.

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)

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

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"

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

Exhibition History
A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, KY, 03/02/1947 - 03/30/1947, no. 4
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, cat. no. 89
Italian Old Master Drawings, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, 03/14/1969 - 04/01/1969, no. 13
In Leonardo's Shadow: Drawings by his Followers, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, 03/22/1986 - 05/25/1986, no. 9
Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998, no. 28