The first and only known cartoon by Parmigianino (in 1953), on grey-blue paper, pricked for transfer.
The Nativity by Parmigianino, 1527
© Ashmolean Museum
- Pen & wash in brown ink over black chalk, heightened with white
- 39 x 32 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £300 ( Total: £300)
- Acquired in:
- Mrs Frohlich
It contains very unusual iconographical features, depicting the kneeling figure of St. Anthony of Padua on the right facing St Joseph and the Shepherds, and the Virgin borne aloft on clouds; significance not known.
Hudson; Montmorillon (sale, Munich 1853); Anton Schmid, Vienna 1904.