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Italian School, Sixteenth or Seventeenth Century

An allegorical representation of Astronomy

with inscription ‘F. Parmi fecit.’ (in the plate)
etching, indistinct armorial watermark
16.1 x 10.7 cm (plate); 16.3 x 10.7 cm (sheet)
undescribed, a good impression, trimmed to or just inside the platemark, some occasional surface dirt, some paper remnants on the verso, the sheet is laid down on an old backing sheet along the upper edge, the sheet is in otherwise good condition

A 16th or 17th anonymous century copy, in reverse, of Parmigianino’s etching [1] of which a preparatory drawing is in Chatsworth, Devonshire Collection. [2]

[1] See for an impression: British Museum, inv. W,2.65.
[2] A.E. Popham, 'Catalogue of Drawings by Parmigianino', New Haven, 1971, no. 211, p. 725

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