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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1961.150
People
Anthony van Dyck, Flemish (Antwerp, Belgium 1599 - 1641 London)
Title
Portrait of Don Carlos Coloma
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
17th century
Culture
Flemish
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and white chalk on cream antique laid paper, darkened to light tan, framing lines in brown ink and black ink
Dimensions
24.1 x 18.6 cm (9 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower left, brown ink: 1628.
  • inscription: lower right, brown ink: A. van Dijk.
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: N18XL / f pw
  • inscription: verso of frame: Dr. Martin says undoubtedly Van Dyck March 20/21(?)
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite: N 3
  • inscription: verso, upper left, brown ink: a a/e fos [crossed out with black ink]
  • watermark: none
Provenance
Lambert ten Kate, Amsterdam, sold; [Carpi and Tirion, Amsterdam, 16 June 1732 and following days, Port. I, lot 14.] Sybrand Feitama, Amsterdam, sold; [Bernardus de Bosch, Amsterdam, 16 October 1758 and following days, kunstboek A, lot 50], to Hendrik de Winter. Claude A. C. Posonby. François Flameng, Paris (L. 991?, without his mark), sold; [Paris, George Petit Gallery, 26-27 May 1919, lot 52, repr.]; to E. Jones (or Jonas?). [Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, 1921 (L. 2091, without his mark); Meta and Paul J. Sachs Collection, 1961.150.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs Collection
Accession Year
1961
Object Number
1961.150
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Ignatz von Szwykowski, Anton Van Dyck's Bildnisse bekannter Personen, Rudolf Weigel (Leipzig, 1859), p. 35

Lionel Cust, Anthony van Dyck: An Historical Study of his Life and Work, George Bell and Sons, Ltd. (London, England, 1900), p. 165 and under no. 23, p. 254

Arthur Mayger Hind, "Van Dyck: His Original Etchings and his Iconography", The Print-Collector's Quarterly (February 1915), vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 3-37, p. 12

Arthur Mayger Hind, Van Dyck: His Original Etchings and His Iconography, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston, 1915), p. 18

Cleveland Museum of Art, Special Exhibition of Drawings by Old and Modern Masters, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, 1927), cat. no. 1636.27

An Exhibition of Old-Master Drawings for the Benefit of Public Health Nursing Milk and Emergency Fund, exh. cat., Junior League, Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, 1933), cat. no. 8, p. 10

Maurice Delacre, Recherches sur le rôle du dessin dans l'iconongraphie de Van Dyck (Notes complémentaires), Hayez, Imprimeur de l'Academie Royale de Belgique (Brussels, 1934), p. 12

Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, exh. cat., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy/Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1935), cat. no. 41, n.p., repr.

Fogg Art Museum Handbook, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1936), p. 151, repr.

Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate International Exposition, Art: Official Catalogue, exh. cat., The Recording Printing and Publishing Company, H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., and Schwabacher-Frey Co. (San Francisco, 1940), cat. no. 431, p. 94

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 466, pp. 243-4, repr. vol. 2, fig. 238

Annemarie Henle, Master Drawings: An Exhibition of Drawings from American Museums and Collections, exh. cat., Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate International Exposition (San Francisco, CA, 1940), cat. no. 31, p. 14, repr. p. 57, fig. 31

Leo van Puyvelde, Van Dyck, Elsevier (Brussels, 1950), pp. 190, 194, 197, and 216 (n. 16)

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, checklist, Unpublished (1954), cat. no. 28, p. 7

Agnes Mongan, "The Fogg Art Museum's Collection of Drawings", Harvard Library Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Winter 1958), XII, no.2, pp. 196-209, p. 200

Roger A. d'Hulst and Horst Vey, Antoon van Dyck; Tekeningen en olieverfschetsen, exh. cat., Rubenshuis (Antwerp and Rotterdam, 1960), cat. no. 83, pp. 120-21, repr. pl. 53

William H. Gerdts and Elaine Evans Gerdts, Old Master Drawings, exh. cat., The Newark Museum (Newark, 1960), cat. no. 34, n.p., repr.

Horst Vey, Die Zeichnungen Anton van Dycks (Brussels, Belgium, 1962), vol. 1, cat. no. 259, pp. 324-5, repr. vol. 2, fig. 312

Fogg Art Museum Acquisitions, 1959-1962, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1963), p. 132

A Survey of the Collections, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1964), n.p., repr.

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. 20, n.p., repr., and p. 207

Jan Gerrit van Gelder, "Lambert ten Kate als Kunstverzamelaar", Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek (1970), vol. 21, pp. 139-86, p. 177 (n. 69), repr. p. 179, fig. 18

Mrs. Colles Baxter Larkin, "Rubens: A Variety of Interests" (unpublished manuscript, Fogg Art Museum, 1974). Typewritten brochure that accompanied the exhibition of the same title at the Fogg Art Museum, 23 May - 30 June 1974., no. 4, n.p.

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 44, n.p., repr. pl. 44

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), cat. no. 270, p. 231, repr.

Michael Jaffé, Review of "The Drawings of Anthony van Dyck", The Burlington Magazine (May 1991), vol. 133, no. 1058, pp. 341-44, p. 343

Christopher Brown, The Drawings of Anthony van Dyck, exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library (New York, 1991), cat. no. 62, pp. 210-11, repr.

Anne-Marie Logan, Flemish Drawings in the Age of Rubens: Selected Works from American Collections, exh. cat., University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA and London, England, 1993), cat. no. 14, pp. 33 and 150-51 repr. pl. 14

F. W. H. Hollstein, The New Hollstein : Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings, and woodcuts, 1450-1700, Koninklijke van Poll, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, and Sound + Vision Publishers (Roosendall, Rotterdam, and Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, 1993 - ongoing), Anthony van Dyck, part 1, under no. 19, p. 93

Joseph Koerner and Michael Zell, Lifeworld: Portrait and Landscape in Netherlandish Prints, 1550-1650, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1999), checklist (unnumbered)

Susan J. Barnes, Nora De Poorter, Sir Oliver Millar, and Horst Vey, Van Dyck: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2004), under cat. no. III.150, p. 367, and under cat. no. III.151, p. 368

British Museum collections website, website, 2009, under catalogue entry for Pontius/Van Dyck, "Icones Principum Virorum," reg. no. R,1a.81

Stijn Alsteens, [Review] William W. Robinson, with Susan Anderson, "Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums", Master Drawings (Winter 2015), LIII, no. 4, pp. 531-534, p. 532

William W. Robinson and Susan Anderson, Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2016), p. 15, 23; cat. no. 29, pp. 113-115, repr. p. 114

Exhibition History

An Exhibition of Old-Master Drawings for the Benefit of Public Health Nursing Milk and Emergency Fund, Junior League, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 12/13/1933 - 01/06/1934

Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and Private Collections of America, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Buffalo, 01/01/1935 - 01/31/1935

Master Drawings: An Exhibition of Drawings from American Museums and Private Collections, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 01/01/1940 - 12/31/1940

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

An Exhibition of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Watercolors, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/01/1954 - 04/30/1954

Old Master Drawings, The Newark Museum, Newark, 03/17/1960 - 05/22/1960

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

Rubens: A Variety of Interests, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/23/1974 - 06/30/1974

European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

The Drawings of Anthony van Dyck, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 02/15/1991 - 04/21/1991; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 06/01/1991 - 08/11/1991

Flemish Drawings in the Age of Rubens, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, 10/15/1993 - 11/28/1993; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 01/04/1994 - 02/20/1994

Lifeworld: Portrait and Landscape in Netherlandish Prints, 1550-1650, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/30/1999 - 01/23/2000

Subjects and Contexts

Dutch, Flemish, & Netherlandish Drawings

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