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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.37
People
Desideri, Italian (19th-20th centuries)
Edward Waldo Forbes, American (Naushon Island, MA 1873 - 1969 Belmont, MA)
After Vittore Carpaccio, Italian (Venice, Italy 1460 - 1526 Venice, Italy)
Title
An Angel Playing a Lute, from The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, after Carpaccio
Other Titles
Alternate Title: An Angel Playing a Musical Instrument / Music Making Angel
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1906
Culture
Italian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Tempera on canvas
Dimensions
60.33 x 52.39 cm (23 3/4 x 20 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: backing board, paper: Tempera copy largely by Sig. Ioni [this name crossed out, Desideri written in] as a lesson to E. W. Forbes who did a part of Detail of the Picture by Carpaccio-- Venice 1906.
Provenance
Edward Waldo Forbes, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.37
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

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. 101

Francesca Bewer, A Laboratory for Art: Harvard's Fogg Museum and the Emergence of Conservation in America, 1900-1950, Harvard Art Museum and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA, 2010), p. 41, fig. 1.7

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