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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Giorgio Vasari, Italian (Arezzo, Italy 1511 - 1574 Florence, Italy)
After Perino del Vaga, Italian (Florence, Italy 1501 - 1547 Rome, Italy)
Copy after Perino del Vaga's Compositional Study for "The Death of the 10,000 Martyrs"
Work Type
16th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink, brown wash and white gouache on paper prepared with gray-brown wash, drum-mounted to cream wove paper
36.9 x 34.4 cm (14 1/2 x 13 9/16 in.)
Charles A. Loeser, Florence, Italy, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 191, pp. 101-102; vol. 2, repr. fig. 101 as Perino del Vaga

University of Notre Dame Art Gallery, The Age of Vasari, exh. cat. (Notre Dame, Indiana, 1970), p. 83 as D31

Drawings and Prints of the First Maniera 1515-1535, exh. cat., Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, 1973), cat. no. 69, repr.

Maia W. Gahtan and Philip Jacks, Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court; An Exhibition to Accompany the International Symposium Organized by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 1994), cat. no. 17, p. 26, and p. 24

Dessins italiens du musée Condé à Chantilly: II. Raphaël et son cercle, exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1997), under no. 44, p. 134

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 121 ("Cartella con quattro stelle rosse")

David Franklin, ed., Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and the Renaissance in Florence, exh. cat., National Gallery of Canada/Yale University Press (Ottawa, 2005), p. 198, fig. 63.1

Gert-Rudolph Flick, Masters and Pupils: The Artistic Succession from Perugino to Manet 1480-1880, Hogarth Arts/Paul Holberton Publishing (London, 2008)

David Young Kim, The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance: Geography, Mobility, and Style, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven/London, 2014), p. 156, fig. 5.22

Exhibition History

Pontormo to Greco: The Age of Mannerism, John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, 02/14/1954 - 03/28/1954

The Age of Vasari, Notre Dame Art Gallery, 02/22/1970 - 03/31/1970; University Art Gallery, SUNY Binghamton, 04/12/1970 - 05/10/1970

Drawings and Prints of the First Maniera 1515-1535, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 02/22/1973 - 03/25/1973

Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court: An Exhibition to Accompnay the International Symposium Organized by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 04/14/1994 - 05/15/1994

Looking Back: The Western Tradition in Retrospect, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2018 - 05/06/2018

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