The Lamentation Of Christ
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.339
People
Albrecht Dürer, German ( 1471 - 1528)
Title
The Lamentation of Christ
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1521
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink on white antique laid paper
Dimensions
actual: 29 x 21 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, u.r.: 1521 / AD [monogram]
Provenance
Baron D. Vivant-Denon, Paris. Possibly
Thomas Lawrence.
Pierre Defer and Henri Dumesnil, Paris (L. 739), sold in Paris, 1900. Sale, May 10-12, 1900, lot 38.
Leboeuf de Montgermont collection, sold at Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1919. Sale, June 16-19, 1919, "L[eboeuf] de M[ontgermont]," lot 232.
Féral, to Paul J. Sachs.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.339
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), no. 377, fig. 192

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] : given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 11, repr.

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 144, repr.

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 261, p. 224, repr.

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, pp. 32-33 under "Hatching"

Jordan Kantor, Dürer's Passions, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2000), cat. no. 92, repr.

Johann Kräftner, ed., Rubens in Vienna: The Masterpieces, exh. cat., Christian Brandstätter Verlag/Liechtenstein Museum (Vienna, 2004), under cat. no. 17, fig. 1 (color)

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 67, repr.

Exhibition History

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

Northern Renaissance Art: Selected Works, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/28/1984 - 04/08/1984

Dürer's Passions, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/09/2000 - 12/03/2000

Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) HAA252k The Age of Durer, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/13/2008 - 02/06/2009

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted