Virgin and Child

Maker

(artist)
1503-1540

Title

Virgin and Child

Date of Production

1527 - 1528

Medium

oil on panel

Dimensions

Height: 63.5 cm (panel)
Width: 50.7 cm (panel)

Accession Number

P.1978.PG.309

Mode of Acquisition

Count Antoine Seilern, bequest, 1978

Credit

The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

Location

On display

Keywords





Label Text

Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, nicknamed Parmigianino after his hometown of Parma in northern Italy, arrived in Rome in 1524. His paintings from that period are influenced by the art he saw there, especially works by Raphael and Michelangelo.

Several areas in this painting remain unresolved. Changes in the position of the Virgin’s feet are still visible. In contrast, the architecture is marked with neat, incised lines and carefully painted. Parmigianino may have abandoned this painting when he fled Rome in 1527 during its invasion by German troops.

Provenance

Lord Kinnaird, Rossie Priory. Colnaghi, London, from whom acquired by Seilern in 1965; Princes Gate Bequest 1978

Exhibition History

Drawings Gallery Display - The Art of Experiment: Parmigianino at The Courtauld, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 03/05/2022-06/05/2022

National Gallery (permanent display during closure), National Gallery, London, 14/09/2018-03/09/2021

Summer Showcase - Unfinished, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 18/06/2015-20/09/2015 ...More

National Gallery (to be displayed with permanent collection), National Gallery, London, 01/09/1997-01/06/1998

Parmigianino - Paintings, Drawings, Prints, The Courtauld, London, 14/05/1987-12/07/1987 ...Less

Literature

The Art of Experiment: Parmigianino at The Courtauld, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2022
Fig. p. p. 45, detail on p. 47, fig. 9 on p. 31, fig. 61 on p. 158, technical images are figs. 62-66 on pp. 158-61
and on pp. 11, 18, 27, 150, 158-61
cat. no. 2

Parmigianino - Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Courtauld, London, 1987
Fig. p. 4
cat. no. 2

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