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Drapery study of a woman, slightly to right, holding a palm (?) in her left hand
Brush drawing in grey-brown wash, heightened with white (partly oxidised), over red chalk, on two conjoined sheets of red-brown prepared paper
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Height: 226 millimetres
Width: 98 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Probably a study for the drapery of the Virgin in the Madonna of St Stephen at Dresden. Head and arms added by same hand as Ff,1.85.
See Popham, 'Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino', Cambridge, 1971, No.260.
In spite of its exact similarity to Ff,1.85 in style and technique, and though it was completed by the same inept hand, this drawing cannot likewise be for one of the 'canephori' of the Steccata as was suggested in the catalogue of the exhibition of Emilian drawings. The figure differs from them in stance and drapery and in the position of the r. arm and is more likely to be a study for the drapery of the Virgin in the 'Madonna of St. Stephen' at Dresden (cf. 1905,1110.42 and 1905,1110.43).
Literature: Freedberg, p. 255; Emilian Drawings, no. 39.
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
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