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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.104
People
Unidentified Artist
Previously attributed to Hyacinthe Rigaud, French (Perpignan 1659 - 1743 Paris)
Title
Head and Counterproof of Head of a Man
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th century
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black and white chalk, with counterproof, on faded blue antique laid paper
Technique
Counterproof
Dimensions
62.2 x 27.9 cm (24 1/2 x 11 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Francis H. Burr Memorial Fund
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.104
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Lisa Hall, "Counterproofs: An Investigation into the History, Materials, Techniques, and Uses of Red Chalk Counterproofs with an Examination of Other Methods of Copying" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, August 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-62 passim

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, pp. 31-32 under "Counterproof"

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 58-59, 247-249, 287, repr. p. 244 as fig. 1

Exhibition History

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/21/2017 - 05/07/2017

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