Example 29: Mannerist drawing, preparatory for an etching

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • prints and drawings • European art
*Work Type [link]: • drawing • preparatory drawing
*Title: Group of Nine Standing Figures
*Creator Display: Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540)
*Role [link]: draftsman [link]: Parmigianino
*Creation Date: mid 1520s [controlled]: • Earliest: 1523 • Latest: 1527
*Subject [links]: • human figures • religion and mythology • Marriage of the Virgin (Christian iconography) • apostles • drapery
Style [link to authority]: Mannerist
Culture [link]: Italian
*Current Location [link]: Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, USA) • ID: 1978.275
*Measurements: 12.4 x 13.1 cm (4 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches)
[controlled] Value: 12.4 Unit: cm Type: height | • Value: 13.1 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: pen and brown ink, and brush and brown wash, on tan laid paper, laid down on tan laid card
Material [links]: • ink • wash • laid paper Technique/Implement [link]: • lining (process) • pen • brush
Inscriptions: inscribed verso on mount, at left, in pen and brown ink (by. A. M. Zanetti): e La stampa intagliata all’acqua / forte in Londra da Enrico Vander / Borcht da [questo] disegno, che era di / quelli dello studio famoso del S. Conte / d’Arondell Inglese; at center left, in graphite: Parmigianino; at lower left, in graphite: S. Woodburn
Description: This drawing may have been a preparatory study for several figures and drapery for a religious composition, possibly for a Marriage of the Virgin. It was used by Hendrik van der Borcht the younger in an etching of six standing apostles.
Description Sources [link]: Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalog of the Collection. Folds McCullagh, Suzanne, and Laura M. Giles. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1993. Page: 92 ff.
Related Work:
Relationship Type [controlled]: model for
[link to Work Record]: Hendrik van der Borcht the younger (Dutch, 1614-ca.1690); etching; Six Apostles Standing; 1636/1646

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