Figure of a Woman Seated with her Back Turned (Study for the Eritrean Sybil)

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Italian (Verona, Italy 1528 - 1588 Venice, Italy)
Figure of a Woman Seated with her Back Turned (Study for the Eritrean Sybil)
16th century
Creation Place: Venice, Veneto, Italy
Black chalk with traces of white chalk on off-white antique laid paper, laid down overall to blue antique laid paper decorated mount
41.6 x 32.5 cm (16 3/8 x 12 13/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Carl H. Pforzheimer
, 1927.59
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
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

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

"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.

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

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

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

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 & and 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., ed. Virginia Brilliant and Frederick Ilchman 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, no. 25, repr.
Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 12/07/2012 - 04/14/2013, 47