After Parmigianino

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After Parmigianino
1503-1540
Lower Half of a Kneeling Figure Turned to the Left. Verso: Fragment of a Drapery Study?
1530-1540
Black chalk on paper; verso: black chalk.
6 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches (157 x 237 mm)
Gift of Janos Scholz.
1989.69

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Inscribed on verso, at upper right, in black chalk, "15".
Watermark: Two crossed arrows, surmounted by a six-pointed star, centered on chain line.

Provenance: 
Walter Schatzki, New York; from whom purchased in 1965 by Janos Scholz, New York (no mark; see Lugt S. 2933b).
Description: 

The present drawing copies the lower half of the figure of Saint Margaret in Parmigianino’s painting of the Virgin and Child with Saints Margaret and Jerome, a Mitered Saint, and an Angel of around 1529, now in the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna.1 There is a study for the whole composition in the Uffizi, Florence, attributed to Parmigianino.2

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  1. Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, inv. 588; Gould 1994, 90-96, 183, no. A3.
  2. Uffizi, Florence, inv. 1517E; Popham 1971, 1: 68, no. 79; Gnann 2007, 1: 457, no. 663.
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After Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Il Parmigianino, Parma 1503-1540 Casalmaggiore.
After figure of St. Margaret from Parmigianino's "Virgin and Child with Saints", ca. 1529, in the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna.

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Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Schatzki, Walter, 1899-1983, former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.

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