Figure Of A Woman Seated With Her Back Turned (Study For The Eritrean Sybil)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.59
People
Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, Italian (Verona, Italy 1528 - 1588 Venice, Italy)
Title
Figure of a Woman Seated with her Back Turned (Study for the Eritrean Sybil)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
16th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Culture
Italian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk with traces of white chalk on off-white antique laid paper, laid down overall to blue antique laid paper decorated mount
Dimensions
41.6 x 32.5 cm (16 3/8 x 12 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Emile Wauters, Paris (L. 911), his sale; [Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam, June 15-16, 1926, no. 31, repr.]; to(?) Carl H. Pforzheimer, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1927
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Carl H. Pforzheimer
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.59
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Frederic Lees, The Art of the Great Masters: As Exemplified by Drawings in the Collection of Emile Wauters, membre de l'Academie royale de Belgique, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston, MA, 1913), p. 53, repr. fig. 70

"Drawings from the E. W. Collection", Art News (June 12 ,1926), vol. XXIV, no. 36, section 2, pp. 12-13; repr. p. 12

"Les Ventes", La Revue de l'art ancien et moderne (1926), vol. L, p. 328, repr.

Dessins anciens. Part I, auct. cat., Frederik Muller & Cie. (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 15, 1926 - June 16, 1926), no. 31, repr. pl. XXXI

"The New Fogg Museum--The Collection of Drawings", The Arts (July 1927), vol. XII, pp. 25-28

Walter H. Siple, "The Opening Exhibition", Arts (July 1927), vol. XII, no. 1, pp. 33-39, pp. 38-9, repr. p. 34

Percy H. Osmond, Paolo Veronese: His Career and Work (London, England, 1927), p. 104

Robert Allerton Parker, "Notes on Drawings at the Fogg Museum", The International Studio (January 1930), vol. 95, no. 392, pp. 36-40, p. 39

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 206, pp. 110-111; vol. 2, repr. fig. 114 as Paolo Veronese (?)

W.R. Rearick, Biblioteca di disegni. Maestri veneti del Cinquecento II (Florence, Italy, 1980), pp. 53-54

Bernard Chaet, The Art of Drawing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, NY, 1983), p. 47, repr. pl. 58

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. 42, n.p., and p. 40, repr. color

W.R. Rearick, "Black Chalk Drawings by Paolo Veronese", Master Drawings (Summer 1992), vol. XXX, no. 2, pp. 143-173, pp. 148 and 171 (n. 13), repr. p. 147, fig. 5

W.R. Rearick, Il disegno veneziano del Cinquecento, Electa (Milan, Italy, 2001), p. 156

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. 266, cat. no. 47, pp. 197, 198, repr. p. 198

Exhibition History

The Art of Paolo Veronese 1528-1588, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 11/13/1988 - 02/20/1989

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

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

Collection Highlights

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