Friar Angelo Ferretti As Saint Peter Martyr
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Lorenzo Lotto, Italian (1480 - 1556/1557)
Friar Angelo Ferretti as Saint Peter Martyr
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Veneto, Venice
Level 2, Room 2540, European Art, 13th–16th century, The Renaissance
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
sight: 89.9 x 69.4 cm (35 3/8 x 27 5/16 in.)
frame: 101 x 80.6 x 7 cm (39 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: L. Lo[ ]o
Charles Fairfax Murray Collection, London, sold; to Edward Waldo Forbes, 1906, loaned; to Fogg Art Museum, gift; to Fogg Art Museum in 1964.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes in memory of Alice F. Cary
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: a list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England, 1932), p. 308

Anna Banti and Antonio Boschetto, Lorenzo Lotto, Casa Editrice G. C. Sansoni (Florence, 1953), p. 93 as no. 136, repr. as fig. 248

Edward A. Maser, Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration: Masterworks from University and College Art Collections, exh. cat., University of Kansas Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS, 1958), no. 45

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 1967)

Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), p. 32, repr. in b/w p. 33

Sydney J. Freedberg, Painting in Italy 1500-1600, Penguin Books (Harmondsworth, 1971), p. 207

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of pre-nineteenth-century Italian paintings in North American public collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 112

Flavio Caroli, Lorenzo Lotto e la nascita della psicologia moderna, Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri (Milan, 1980), pp. 242-43

Jan van der Marck, In Quest of Excellence: Civic Pride, Patronage, Connoisseurship, exh. cat., Center for Fine Arts, Miami (Miami, Florida, 1984), p. 52 and p. 238 as cat. no. 36

David McTavish, Italian Drawings from the Collection of Duke Roberto Ferretti, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada, 1985), p. II (introduction)

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. 176, p. 155, 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. 45, color plate; pp. 117, 333, repr. b/w cat. no. 683

Jacques Bonnet, Lorenzo Lotto, Editions Adam Biro (France, 1997), cat. no. 130, p. 170, repr. 112

Costanza Costanzi, Le Marche Disperse: Repertorio di Opere d'arte dalle Marche al Mondo, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 2005), p. 33, no. 15 p. 109, repr.; repr. in color as tav. 7

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 79, repr.

Francesca Bewer, A Laboratory for Art: Harvard's Fogg Museum and the Emergence of Conservation in America, 1900-1950, Harvard Art Museum/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA, 2010), p. 46-47, fig. 1.9

Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa, ed., Lorenzo Lotto, exh. cat., Silvana Editoriale (Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), 2011), repr. on p. 203 as fig. 8

Sydney J. Freedberg, "Lorenzo Lotto to Nicolas Poussin", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 389-397, p. 389, repr. p. 389 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Four Centuries of Venetian Painting, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, 03/01/1940 - 03/31/1940

Masterworks from University and College Art Collections, University of Kansas Museum of Art, Lawrence, 02/22/1958 - 03/30/1958

Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967

Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977

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

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Verification Level

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