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A standing soldier holding a lance
Brush drawing in brown wash, with pen and brown ink, heightened with white (partly discoloured), over red chalk, on red-brown prepared paper
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Height: 161 millimetres
Width: 76 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Probably a study for the Martyrdom of St Peter and St Paul (see 1904,1201.2).
Lit.: A.E. Popham, 'Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino', Cambridge, 1971, no. 192, pl. 140; A. Gnann, 'Parmigianino, Die Zeichnung', Petersberg, 2007, no. 209
There are faint traces in red chalk of an earlier position for the r. arm, which was originally drawn lower down and more extended. Apparently a study for one of the soldiers on the extreme l. (r. in the engraving and the chiaroscuro) of the 'Martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul' (see 1904,1201.2). The fact that the soldier's armour is not of classical pattern does not exclude the connection : the costumes of the figures in Louvre 6399 and 6500 (see 1904,1201.2) are also unclassical.
Literature: Quintavalle, p. 198.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- For a note on the acquisition history, see 1905,1110.11.
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