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Saint James the Greater

Etching of a strong male figure with their face in profile, wearing a cloak and hat and grasping a very tall staff.
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  • Etching of a strong male figure with their face in profile, wearing a cloak and hat and grasping a very tall staff.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Master F.P. (Italian, c. 1530-1550)
or after Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Il Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540)

About this artwork

In this etching copying Parmigianino’s Saint James the Greater, three-quarters of the upper margin has been trimmed away, leaving only the tip of the saint’s standard emerging from the top. The form of the etching itself conjured up this alteration, and another impression, at the British Museum, which has also been altered in this fashion.

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Artist

Master F. P.

Title

Saint James the Greater

Origin

Italy

Date

Artist's working dates 1520–1550

Medium

Etching in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

132 × 63 mm (sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Hammond Stickney Collection

Reference Number

1887.316

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