- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Giovanni Agostino da Lodi, 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
- Work Type
- 15th-16th century
- Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Lombardy
- Physical Descriptions
- Red chalk on cream antique laid paper
- actual: 8.4 x 8.3 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- watermark: No watermark was observed when examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/14/2002.
- collector's mark: l.r.: Jonathan Richardson, Sr. (L. 2183)
- Jonathan Richardson Sr., London (L. 2183).
Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UK.
Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA, from Ruth Teschner, Bequest by Meta and Paul J. Sachs to Fogg Art Mu, 1965.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
- 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
32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/01/2017 - 01/01/2018
- Subjects and Contexts
Google Art Project
- Verification Level
3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted