About this artwork
This drawing exemplifies the style Parmigianino developed after his stay in Rome (1524–27), where he would have been exposed to Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican. It may be a preparatory drawing for a painting of a religious subject; the composition has been linked to the Marriage of the Virgin and a representation of six apostles. Parmigianino’s image has been copied many times by other artists, including Count Antonio Maria Zanetti, who bought this and other drawings by Parmigianino from the Earl of Arundel.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Group of Nine Standing Figures
- Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, on tan laid paper, laid down on tan laid card
- Inscribed verso on mount, at left, in pen and brown ink (in A.M. Zanetti's hand): "e La stampa intagliata all'acqua / forte in Londra da Enrico Vander / Borcht da [questo] disegno, che era di / quelli dello studio famoso del X. Conte ' d'Arondell Inglese"; at center left, in graphite: "Parmigianino"; at lower left, in graphite: "S. Woodburn"
- 124 × 131 mm
- Margaret Day Blake Collection