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Production People
Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Print made by)artist bio
Caraglio, Giovanni Jacopo
b Verona or Parma, c. 1500–05; d ?Kraków, 26 Aug 1565

Parmigianino (After)artist bio
Parmigianino [Mazzola, Girolamo Francesco Maria]
b Parma, 11 Jan 1503; d Casalmaggiore, 24 Aug 1540
Title / Description
Betrothal of the Virgin
 
Date
c. 1525-26
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
451 x 230 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Signed and inscribed lower left: 'Iacobus caraio fecit and frac.s parm.is inventor'
State
second state of three
 
Watermark
not visible through mount
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XV.66.1 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Cirillo Archer in TIB 1995, 2802.001.S2 (second state
of three) info
Madeline Cirillo Archer, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth Century, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 28, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995

Parma and Vienna 2003, no. 2.4.7 (entry by Achim Gnann) info
Parmigianino e il manierismo europeo, eds. Lucia Fornari Schianchi and Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, exhibition catalogue, Parma, Galleria Nazionale and Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum 2003

Gnann 2007a, no. 37 info
Achim Gnann, Parmigianino und sein Kreis: Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung Baselitz, exhibition catalogue, Munich, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München and Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum 2007
 
Comment
The composition was perhaps originally intended for an altarpiece. Parmigianino's drawing (Chatsworth, Devonshire Collection, inv. no. 339, Popham 1971, no. 692) is in the same direction therefore may not be regarded as preparatory for this print.
 
Inventory Number
6773
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted II
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