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St John the Baptist, after Correggio; whole-length, seated with legs astride a cloud (?), looking to front, cradling a lamb
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Height: 411 millimetres
Width: 285 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Copy after a figure in the NE pendentive in Parma cathedral.
Lit.: J.D. Passavant, 'Tour of a German Artist in England', London, 1836, (translation from the original German ed. published in Frankfurt, 1833), II, p. 108 (as Correggio); G. Waagen, 'Treasure of Art in Great Britain', London, 1854, I, p. 227 (as Correggio)
Though accepted as an original by Richardson and Waagen, this drawing is no more than a careful copy, dating from the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century, of the figure in the N.E. pendentive. Ricci is probably right in suggesting that it is a work of the Carracci school.
Literature: Richardson, Italy, p. 29; Waagen, Treasures, i, p. 227; Ricci (1930), p. 183; Emilian Drawings, no. 10; Popham, Correggio, Cat. A 45.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Popham 1967
Inscr. by J. Richardson Snr. on backing: "W. 47. H.35. V."
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