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Identification and Creation
Object Number
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Carlo Crivelli, Italian (Venice, Italy 1430/35 - before
1495 Ascoli Piceno, Italy)
Restored by Luigi Cavenaghi, Italian (Caravaggio 1844 1918 Milan)
The Dead Christ between the Virgin and Saint John the
Work Type
c. 1475
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Marches
Physical Descriptions
Tempera on panel transferred to canvas with major
66.4 x 64 cm (26 1/8 x 25 3/16 in.)
frame: 80.6 x 73.3 x 7.6 cm (31 3/4 x 28 7/8 x 3 in.)
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Count Augusto Caccialupi collection, Macerata, after
1870, sold [through his sale, Rome, 1907, lot 232]; to
Reverend Robert Jenkins Nevin sold [through his sale,
Rome, April 14-22, 1909, lot 170]; to [Gioacchino
Ferroni] sold; to [Ercole Canessa (Paris and New York,
until 1923?)] sold; to [Walter L. Ehrich, New York,
January 25, 1924] for Arthur Sachs, New York, January
28, 1924, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1924.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Arthur
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History
J. A. Crowe and G. B. Cavalcaselle, A History of Painting
in North Italy, ed. Tancred Borenius, Charles Scribner &
Sons (New York), p. 95 n. 12
Luigi Lanzi, Storia pittorica della Italia, Giuseppe
Remondini (Bassano, 1795-1796), p. 15
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Dan Fellow Platt, "Una Pietà del Crivelli", Rassegna
d'Arte (1906), VI, no. 2, p. 30, p. 30 and reproduced in
b/w p. 30
Catalogo della vendita della collezione del fu
Reverendo Dottor Roberto I. Nevin, auct. cat., Galleria
Sangiorgi (Rome, 1907), no. 232, repr. as tavola 11
Ferroni Sale, auct. cat. (Rome, Italy, 1909), p. 24
Laudedo Testi, La storia della pittura veneziana, Istituto
italiano d'arti grafiche (Bergamo, 1915), pp. 638-39,
Raimond Van Marle, The Development of the Italian
Schools of Painting, M. Nijhoff Publishers (The Hague,
1923-1938), p. 18
Catalogue of a Collection of Counterfeits, Imitations
and Copies of Works of Art, exh. cat., Burlington Fine
Arts Club (London, England, 1924), p. 44
Margaret E. Gilman, ed., Fogg Art Museum Notes,
Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1926), pp. 77-81
Franz Drey, Carlo Crivelli und seine Schule, Bruckmann
Verlag (Munich, 1927), pp. 61, 73, 131
A.C.J., "Paintings by Carlo Crivelli in Boston and
Cambridge", Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts
(1930), Vol. XXVIII, no. 166, pp.22, 24, 25
Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance:
a list of the principal artists and their works, with an
index of places, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, England,
1932), p. 161
Sheldon Keck, "Is Restoration Necessary?", Magazine of
Art (1937), Vol. 30, no. 6, p. 341
Pietro Zampetti, Carlo Crivelli nelle Marche, Istituto
statale d'arte (Urbino, 1952), pp. 26, 66
Anna Bovero, ed., Tutta la pittura del Crivelli, Rizzoli
Editore (Milan, 1961), pp. 45, 77-78
Pietro Zampetti, Carlo Crivelli, Aldo Martello Editore
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(Milan, 1961), p. 98
Edward Waldo Forbes, Yankee Visionary, Fogg Art
Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), pp. 124-127, repr. in
Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of
pre-nineteenth-century Italian paintings in North
American public collections, Harvard University Press
(Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 60
Anna Bovero, L'opera completa del Carlo Crivelli,
Rizzoli Editore (Milan, 1975), p. 98
Pietro Zampetti, Carlo Crivelli, Cassa di Risparmio di
Fermo (Florence, 1986), pp. 258, 302
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), pp. 18-19, fig. 5-7 (intro), repr. b/w; pp. 103, 312,
repr. b/w cat. no. 604.
Pierluigi de Vecchi, Itinerari crivelleschi nelle Marche,
exh. cat. (1997), pp. 70-71
Jaynie Anderson, ed., Collecting Connoisseurship and
the Art Market in Risorgimento Italy: Giovanni Melli an
Pietro Zavaritt (1866-1872), Istituto Veneto di Scienze,
Lettere ed Arti (Venice, 1999), p. 53
Ronald Lightbown, Carlo Crivelli, Yale University Press
(U.S.) (New Haven, CT, and London, 2004), pp. 381-382,
repr. as fig. 174
Francesca Bewer, A Laboratory for Art: Harvard's Fogg
Museum and the Emergence of Conservation in
America, 1900-1950, Harvard Art Museum/Yale
University Press (Cambridge, MA, 2010), p. 110-111, fig.
Mauro Minardi, "Studi sulla collezione Nevin: i dipinti
veneti del XIV e XV secolo", Saggi e memorie di storia
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dell'arte (2012), vol. 36, pp. 335-40
Stephen J. Campbell, Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crivelli
of Venice, exh. cat., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
and Paul Holberton Publishing (London, 2015), pp. 180182, cat. no. 16, repr. p.181
Hans Tietze, "The Psychology and Aesthetics of Forgery
in Art", Metropolitan Museum Studies (August 1934),
vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-19, pp. 9-10; repr. as figs. 9, 10, 11
Exhibition History
Exhibition of a Collection of Counterfeits Imitations and
Copies of Works of Art, Burlington Fine Arts Club,
London, 01/01/1924 - 12/31/1924
Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice, Isabella
Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 10/22/2015 01/25/2016
This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff
but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently
revised and enhanced. For more information please
contact the Division of European and American Art at
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