Group of Nine Standing Figures

A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, on tan laid paper, laid down on tan laid card.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, on tan laid paper, laid down on tan laid card.

Date:

1524/27

Artist:

Francesco Mazzola, called Parmigianino
Italian, 1503-1540

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.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Parmigianino

Title

Group of Nine Standing Figures

Origin

Italy

Date

1524–1527

Medium

Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, on tan laid paper, laid down on tan laid card

Inscriptions

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"

Dimensions

124 x 131 mm

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Collection

Reference Number

1978.275

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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