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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1520 - 1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Parmigianino, born 1503 - died 1540 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Delicately drawn in pen and washed with bistre

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.276

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Two subjects; The first, a winged female figure holding a lifeless man by the arm; probably intended for Mercy interceding for a fallen warrior. The second, Hercules struggling with Cerberus; Apparently designed from an antique gem; Delicately drawn in pen and washed with bistre.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1520 - 1540 (made)

Artist/maker

Parmigianino, born 1503 - died 1540 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Delicately drawn in pen and washed with bistre

Dimensions

Height: 4.3 in, Width: 6.3 in

Descriptive line

Parmigianino; Two subjects; A winged female figure holding a lifeless man by the arm. The second, Hercules struggling with Cerberus; Apparently designed from an antique gem; Drawn in pen and washed with bistre; Parmesan School; ca. 1520-1540.

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.

Materials

Pen; Bistre

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Wings

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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