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  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1510 - 1534 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Correggio (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red chalk, on grey paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 15

Physical description

Study for the upper portion of the figure of one of the Apostles, the head turned over the shoulder, and nearly full view, the arms extended and supported by a staff. On the reverse, a study of arms for an oarsman; Red chalk, on grey paper.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)


ca. 1510 - 1534 (made)


Correggio (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Red chalk, on grey paper


Height: 11.7 in, Width: 10.1 in

Object history note

Collection - Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Descriptive line

Correggio; Study for the upper portion of one of the Apostles, arms extended and supported by a staff. On reverse, study of arms for an oarsman; Red chalk, on grey paper; Parmesan School; ca. 1510-1534.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings, Volume Two: 17th-18th Century , London, 1979, p. 64, cat. n. 741, illus.

The following is the full text of the entry:

MARATTA,CARLO (1625-1713)
Recto Half length study of a man looking over his shoulder with his hands resting on a staff
Verso Head and shoulders of a man clasping a staff or some such object in his upraised hands
Red chalk heightened with white on faded blue paper
Size of sheet
11 7/8 x 10 (301 x 254) Dyce 269
PROVENANCE Sir J. Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Dyce Bequest 1869
LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 269 (as by Correggio)
The new attribution to Maratti is tentative and rests on the style and handling.


Red chalk; Grey paper



Subjects depicted

Oarsman; Man




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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