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Identification and Creation Object Number 1926.42.2



Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), Italian (Città della Pieve, Italy c. 1450 - 1523 Fontignano, Italy)


Four Standing Apostles

Classification Drawings Work Type drawing Date c. 1495-1496 Places

Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Umbria

Culture Italian

Physical Descriptions Medium

Brown ink, black chalk and white gouache, incised, on buff prepared antique laid paper, laid down to heavily textured buff antique laid paper


29 x 22.5 cm (11 7/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Inscriptions and Marks


examined by Craigen Bowen, 3/4/2002.

inscription: bottom edge, l.r., brown ink: Pietro Perugino

label: verso of mount, l.l., printed and handwritten in black ink, printed and handwritten: FOGG/ ART MUSEUM/ 26.42.2

inscription: verso of mount, top center, graphite: n7 inscription: l.r. corner, Brown ink: 38

Provenance [Hôtel Drouot, Paris, France, 16 May 1923, lot. 81], sold. Jacques Auguste Boussac, sold; [Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1924, lot 178]. Mrs. Jesse Isidor Straus, New York; gift, to Fogg Art Museum, 1926.

Acquisition and Rights Credit Line

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Jesse Isidor Straus in memory of her husband, Jesse Isidor Straus, Class of 1893

Accession Year 1926

Object Number 1926.42.2


European and American Art



Publication History Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and

Private Collections of America, exh. cat., Buffalo Fine

Arts Academy/Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1935), no. 15, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg

Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge,

MA, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 28, pp. 20-22; vol. 2, repr. fig. 26

Paul J. Sachs, The Pocket Book of Great Drawings, Pocket Books, Inc. (New York, NY, 1951), p. 34, pl. 21 William H. Gerdts and Elaine Evans Gerdts, Old Master

Drawings, exh. cat., The Newark Museum (Newark,

1960), cat. no. 5, n.p., repr.

Luigi Grassi, I disegni italiani del Trecento e

Quattrocento; scuole fiorentina, senese, marchigiana,

umbra (Venice, Italy, 1961), p. 218; repr. pl. 108, p. 108

Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum

and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art

Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, 1964), cat. 60 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. 6, n.p., repr.

Giulio Bora, I disegni del Codice Resta, Silvana Editoriale (Cinisello Balsamo, 1978), under no. 13/2 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. 3, n.p., pl. 3, repr.


Quattrocento, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1981), cat. no. 31, p. 21; p. 7

Pietro Scarpellini, Perugino, Electa (Milan, Italy, 1984), repr. fig. 125, p. 202

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A

Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art

Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), cat. no. 250, p. 217, repr. p. 217

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art

Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy,

1988), cat. no. 13, n.p., and pp. 10, 18, 22, 24 and 26; repr. color, n.p.

Hein-Thomas Schulze Altcappenberg, Die italienischen Zeichnungen des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts im Berliner

Kupferstichkabinett: Kritischer Katalog, exh. cat., G + H

Verlag (Berlin, Germany, 1995), p. 244

Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A

Catalogue of the Collection, The Art Institute of

Chicago/Princeton University Press (Chicago, IL and Princeton, NJ, 1997), under cat. no. 577, p. 363 Vittoria Garibaldi and Francesco Federico Mancini,

Perugino, il divin pittore, exh. cat., Silvana Editoriale

(Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, 2004), cat. no. II.19, pp. 366-67, repr. (also detail repr. as bleed page p. 328)

Catalogue of Boussac Sale, auct. cat., Sotheby's

(London, England, July 9, 1924), cat. no. 178, repr. Arthur E. Popham, "Drawings in the Fogg Museum",

The Burlington Magazine (June 1948), vol. XC, no. 543,

p. 179

Catalogue of Sale, auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris,

France, May 16, 1923), cat. no. 81


(September 1934), vol. IX, no. 34, pp. 25-27, pp. 25-27; pl. 29, n.p.

Louise S. Richards, "Three Early Italian Drawings", The

Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH, September 1962), vol. XLIX, no. 7, pp. 168-172, p. 171

Exhibition History Master Drawings, Selected from the Museums and

Private Collections of America, Buffalo Fine Arts

Academy, Buffalo, 01/01/1935 - 01/31/1935

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

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

Prints and Drawings of the Quattrocento, Fogg Art

Museum, Cambridge, 07/03/1981 - 08/31/1981

Perugino il divin pittore, Galleria Nazionale dell'

Umbria, Perugia, 02/28/2004 - 07/18/2004

Verification Level 4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted




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