Christ On The Cross, The Virgin, Saint John The Evangelist, And Cardinal Torquemada
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Fra Angelico, Italian (nr. Vecchio, Italy c. 1400 - 1455 Rome, Italy)
Christ on the Cross, the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, and Cardinal Torquemada
Work Type
c. 1453-1454
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Level 2, Room 2500, European Art, 13th–16th century
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Physical Descriptions
Tempera on panel
96.6 x 42.5 x 6.5 cm (38 1/16 x 16 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Hervey E. Wetzel Bequest Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 4

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. 166, p. 148, repr.

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 36, color plate; p. 97, 302, repr. b/w cat. no. 560

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 164-5

Chikashi Kitazaki, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, Japan, 2002), p. 14, repr. as fig. 4

Betsy Rosasco, "'The Mystical Crucifixion': A Dominican Picture?", Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University (2003), vol. 62, pp. 51-68, p. 58, repr. in b/w as fig. 7

Neville Rowley, "Le ambiguità dell'Angelico", Prospettiva (2005), 119-120, 156-164, p. 161

Laurence Kanter and Pia Palladino, Fra Angelico, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 2005), no. 39, pp. 223-225, repr. in color

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), ill. p. 57

Gerardo de Simone, Beato Angelico: L'alba del Rinascimento, exh. cat. (Rome, 2009), ill. p. 138, pp. 140-141

Laurence Kanter and John Marciari, Italian Painting from the Richard L. Feigen Collection, exh. cat., Yale University Art Museum/Yale University Press (New Haven, 2010), under cat. no. 23, pp. 80-82, fig. 1

Everett Fahy, "Italian Painting Before 1500", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 377-388, p. 386-387, repr. p. 385 as pl. II, [fig. 10 p. 386 repr. a lost panel]

Matthew Gurewitsch, "Fra Angelico Finally Gets his Retrospective", The Wall Street Journal (November 9 2005), p. D16, p. D16

Exhibition History

Fra Angelico, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/24/2005 - 01/30/2006

Re-View: S422-423 Western Art of the Middle Ages & Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013

Subjects and Contexts

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Verification Level

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