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The Virgin in the Assumption, after Correggio; half-length figure of the Virgin looking up to right with arms outstretched, a putto embracing her and looking to front
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Height: 218 millimetres
Width: 350 millimetres (sheet made up)
- Curator's comments
- Copy after a figure from the cupola in Parma Cathedral.
Watermark: a fleur-de-lys.
Lit.: J.C. Robinson, 'Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings by the Old Masters, forming the Collection of John Malcolm of Poltalloch, Esq.', London, 1876, no. 281; A.E. Popham, 'Correggio's Drawings', London, 1957, no. A 54; A.E. Popham, 'Italian Drawings in the BM, artists working in Parma', London, 1967, I, no. 18
Robinson, followed by Ricci, rightly dismissed this drawing as a copy of the figure in the Cupola. It would seem to date from the seventeenth century.
Literature: J.C.R. 281; Ricci (1930), p. 183; Emilian Drawings, no. 12; Popham, Correggio, Cat. a 54.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1879 May-Jun, Paris, École des Beaux-Arts, 'Des Dessins de Maîtres Anciens', no. 160
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