Saint James the Greater

A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on cream laid paper.

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

Some viewers went further than handwritten annotations, making changes inspired by visual suggestions in the images themselves. 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, has also been altered in this fashion.

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Artist

Master F. P.

Title

Saint James the Greater

Origin

Italy

Date

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

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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