Support: Cream(1) laid paper
Sheet: 27.1 x 20.4 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Dorothea Wright Hamilton Fund 1985.10
Catalogue raisonné: Bartsch 106 (as Reni, XVIII.300)
One of the most important Mannerist painters, Parmigianino was the first artist to exploit the fluid, expressive potential of etching. The graphic vocabulary of the day (derived from engraving techniques) consisted of parallel and cross-hatched lines. Etching, a new technique developed around 1510, freed the artist from both the traditional vocabulary of engraving and dependence on reproductive printmakers. Parmigianino used the medium to convey the grace and spontaneity of his pen and ink drawings. Of the twenty etchings attributed to him, this is generally considered his masterpiece.
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