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A standing draped woman, to front, looking up to left
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Height: 145 millimetres
Width: 61 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- 1905,1110.42 and 1905,1110.43 appear to have been drawn on the same sheet, and are perhaps studies for a figure of the Virgin.
See Popham, 'Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino', Cambridge, 1971, No.259.
The two figures appear to have been drawn on the same sheet : a small fold of drapery in the lower r.-hand corner of 1905,1110.42 is probably the end of the cloak of the figure in 1905,1110.43. These are studies from different angles of the same model, which was no doubt a lay-figure of some sort. I can see no grounds for Quintavalle's suggestion that they might be by Bedoli. They seem to me typical of Parmigianino's latest period and are perhaps studies for a figure of the Virgin: 1905,1110.43, for example, resembles the Virgin in the 'Madonna of St. Stephen' at Dresden (Freedberg, pl. 117). She is there carrying the Infant Christ on her l. arm, but some of the studies for the Virgin in the 'Madonna dal Collo Lungo' show her without Him, e.g. Louvre R.F. 577 (photo. Gernsheim 7025; 1964 Exh. Cat., no. 79 and pl. xx; Fröhlich-Bum, fig. 44) and 6470 (photo. Gernsheim 6946; 1964 Exh. Cat., no. 80; Popham, 'Parmigianino', pl. lxvib).
Literature: Quintavalle, p. 206; Emilian Drawings, no. 48 ; Popham, Parmigianino, pl. lxxib.
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- Acquisition notes
- For a note on the acquisition history, see 1905,1110.11.
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