Christ On The Cross, The Virgin, Saint John The Evangelist, And Cardinal Torquemada
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1921.34
People
Fra Angelico, Italian (nr. Vecchio, Italy c. 1400 - 1455 Rome, Italy)
Title
Christ on the Cross, the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, and Cardinal Torquemada
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1453-1455
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Culture
Italian
Location
Level 2, Room 2500, European Art, 13th–16th century
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Tempera on panel
Dimensions
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
1921
Object Number
1921.34
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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, 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

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, 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

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