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A frame flanked by two mourning putti seen from behind
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1524-1527 (circa)
Height: 128 millimetres
Width: 98 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Lit.: A.E. Popham, 'Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino', New Haven and London, 1971, I, no. 220, pl. 216; A. Gnann, 'Parmigianino, Die Zeichnung', Petersberg, 2007, no. 356 (illustrated as 355)
This study has been associated with 3 further designs within Parmigianino's corpus which collectively seem to represent inital designs for a funerary monument. These are located in the Louvre (inv.6398), the Metropolitan (inv. 1970.238) and the Victoria and Albert (inv. E.921-1921). While these have not been associated with a tomb executed by Parmigianino, elements of the 4 designs recall details from tombs of Cardinals located in Rome executed by Jacopo Sansovino (pre-1509) and a design by Baldassare Peruzzi dated to 1524. It is therefore likley that Parmigianino's designs date to a project of his Roman years (1524-27).
Literature: Popham, 'Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino', Cambridge, 1971, No.219; D. Cordellier (ed.), 'Parmigianino: Dessins du Louvre', exhibition catalogue, Paris, Louvre, 2015, No. 32
Obviously a design for a funeral tablet. Another, similar in style and with similar mourning putti at the sides, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (E. 921-1921).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For a note on the acquisition history, see 1905,1110.11.
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