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Drawing - David beheading Goliath

David beheading Goliath

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Mantua (made)

  • Date:

    mid 16th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash squared in black chalk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 260, box B

Place of Origin

Mantua (made)


mid 16th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash squared in black chalk


Length: 305 mm, Width: 216 mm

Descriptive line

Drawing, David beheading Goliath , Mantua or Padua, mid 16th century.

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

Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 217.

The text is as follows:

mid 16th century


David beheading Goliath
Inscribed on the back in pencil in a later hand ‘Parmigiano’
Pen and ink and wash; squared in black chalk
12 x 8 ½ (305 x 216)

PROVENANCE Dalton Bequest 1900

LITERATURE Dalton Catalgogue, p. 15 (under school of Parmigianino)

The drawing appears to have little connection with Pamigianino. Giulio Romano is a more obvious influence.


Pen and ink; Wash; Black chalk


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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