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Goldsmith's Designs; verso: Study for the Magnifici Tomb in the Medici Chapel

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Italian (Caprese, Italy 1475 - 1564 Rome, Italy)
Goldsmith's Designs; verso: Study for the Magnifici Tomb in the Medici Chapel, 1521
Drawing
Italian
,
16th century
Creation Place: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Black chalk on beige antique laid paper; verso: black chalk
15.6 x 15.4 cm (6 1/8 x 6 1/16 in.)
framed: 40.01 x 33.34 x 2.54 cm (15 3/4 x 13 1/8 x 1 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
, 1932.152
Marks
collector's mark: Lower left corner, Black ink: L. 1531 (Earl Spencer)
collector's mark: Lower right corner, Black ink: L. 2183 (Jonathan Richardson, Sr.)
inscription: Verso of old backing sheet, upper center, Brown ink: D.41 / La.35 [crossed out] / CC46 [crossed out] / K (L. 2984)
inscription: Verso of old backing sheet, upper left, Graphite: Michelangelo B.
Provenance
Jonathan Richardson Sr., London (L. 2183).
William Russell, London. No mark on drawing. For bibliography see L. 2648
Earl Spencer, Althorp, England (L. 1531).
Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague. No mark on drawing. For bibliography see L. 2772
H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, from estate of Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, 1910, sold at sale to Charles Loeser, 1910. Sale 6-11 May, 19, 1910, no. 148, repr.
Charles A. Loeser, Florence, Italy, acquired from H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 1910, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1932. Sale 6-11 May, 1910, no. 148, repr.
Bibliography
Katalog der berühmten sammlung des herrn barons Adalbert von Lanna in Prag: Volume II, Handzeichnungen alter meister und kupferstiche, etc., auct. cat., H. G. Gutekunst (Stuttgart, Germany, May 6 -11, 1910), cat. no. 148, p. 16; repr. (recto) pl. IX, n.p.

Bernard Berenson, "Andrea di Michelangiolo e Antonio Mini", L'Arte (July 1935), no. 6, pp. 243-283, repr. (recto) fig. 23, p. 267; pp. 269 and 275

Bernard Berenson, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, The University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1938), vol. 1, pp. 363-364; vol. II, no. 1623D, p. 221; vol. III, repr. fig. 796

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 120, pp. 73-74; vol. 2, repr. fig. 76 (recto) as School of...

Arthur E. Popham, "Drawings in the Fogg Museum", The Burlington Magazine (June 1948), vol. XC, no. 543, no. 120, p. 179

Arthur E. Popham and Johannes Wilde, The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle, Phaidon Press (London, 1949), under no. 425, pp. 249-250

Ludwig Goldscheider, Michelangelo Drawings, Phaidon Press (London, England, 1951), no. 64

Johannes Wilde, Italian Drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum--Michelangelo and his Studio, (London, England, 1953), under no. 66, p. 105, and no. 87, p. 124

Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance, 1400-1600, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1958), no. 18, p. 27, as school of

Luitpold Dussler, Die Zeichnungen des Michelangelo: Kritischer Katalog, Gebr. Mann (Berlin, Germany, 1959), cat. no. 381, pp. 206-207; repr. (recto) pl. 200, n.p.

The Lively Arts of the Renaissance, exh. cat., The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX, 1960), cat. no. 5, n.p.

Anxiety and Elegance: The Human Figure in Italian Art, 1520-1580, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1962), no. 16, p. 6

Michelangelo: A Symposium & Exhibition, brochure, University of WisconsinPress/The Medieval-Renaissance Guild (Milwaukee, WI, November 1964), details repr. p. 3 and p. 8

Charles de Tolnay, "Minor Works", The Complete Work of Michelangelo, ed. Mario Salmi, Reynal (New York, NY, 1965), repr. fig. 18, p. 502; pp. 506-7

Frederick Hartt, Michelangelo Drawings, (New York, NY, 1972), no. 376

Charles de Tolnay, Corpus dei disegni di Michelangelo, Istituto Geografico de Agostini-Novara (Novara, 1976), vol. III, cat. no. 438, pp. 86-87; repr. color (recto) pl. 438, n.p.

Konrad Oberhuber, "Charles Loeser as a Collector of Drawings", Apollo (June 1978), vol. CVII, no. 196, pp. 464-469, repr. (recto) fig. 3, p. 466; p. 467

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., ed. Konrad Oberhuber National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, Japan, 1979), cat. no. 11, n.p., repr., n.p., pl. 11 (recto)

Konrad Oberhuber, ed., Old Master Drawings: Selections from the Charles A. Loeser Bequest, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), p. 8; cat. no. 13, p. 38; repr. (recto), p. 39

Paul Joannides, "Review of Tolnay, "Corpus dei disegni di Michelangelo"", The Art Bulletin, College Art Association of America (1981), vol. LXIII, no. 438, p. 685

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), pp. 30 and 32; cat. no. 20, n.p.; repr. (recto) color, n.p.

Paul Joannides, "A Newly Unveiled Drawing by Michelangelo and the Early Iconography of the Magnifici Tomb", Master Drawings (Autumn 1991), vol. XXIX, pp. 255-263; repr. fig. 1 (recto), p. 256; fig. 7 (verso), p. 261

Paul Joannides, "Michelangelo Bronzista: Reflections on his mettle", Apollo (1997), vol. CXLV, no. 424, repr. fig. 2 (recto), p. 12; p. 13

Ernst-Gerhard Güse and Alexander Perrig, Zeichnungen aus der Toskana: Das Zeitalter Michelangelos, exh. cat., Saarland Museum and Prestel-Verlag (Saarbrücken and Munich/New York, 1997), under cat. no. 41, p. 152; repr. fig. 4, same page; as Benvenuto Cellini

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. 30 under "Black chalk"

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, checklist no. 29, p. 28

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 119 ("Cartella con due stelle nere")

James Harper, Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), pp. 11, 13, 16; cat. no. 4, pp. 29-30; repr. fig. 4R, p. 29, and fig. 4V, p. 30

Frank Zöllner, Christof Thoenes and Thomas Pöpper, Michelangelo 1475-1564: Complete Works, Taschen GmbH (Cologne, 2007), p. 752

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 74, repr.

Ideal [Dis-]Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer, exh. cat., Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis, 2008), no. 34, repr. pp. 34-35

Exhibition History
The Lively Arts of the Renaissance, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 01/15/1960 - 02/21/1960, no. 5
Anxiety and Elegance: The Human Figure in Italian Art, 1520-1580, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/01/1962 - 05/25/1962
European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979, no. 11, repr.
Ideal (Dis-)Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 10/24/2008 - 10/03/2009, 34
Old Master Drawings, Unknown Venues, 10/01/1949 - 06/30/1950
Decorative Arts of the Italian Renaissance, 1400-1600, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 11/18/1958 - 01/04/1959, no. 18
An Exhibition of Italian Drawings: Works by Michelangelo and other Masters, Department of Art History Gallery, University of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, 11/12/1964 - 11/24/1964
Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998, no. 29
Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2001 - 08/12/2001, 4