A Draped Female Figure (possibly an Amazon) and Architectural Studies (verso)

c. 1525

attributed to Correggio

(Italian, 1489?-1534)
Sheet: 27.3 x 17.5 cm (10 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)
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In this chalk study of a lone, fallen soldier, the brown ink inscription at the bottom of the sheet indicates that at one time it was believed to be by Raphael. However, it is now attributed to Correggio based on the sensuous drawing style that focuses attention on some details, like the soldier’s leg and foot, while other contours are barely sketched and shaded. The back, or verso, of the sheet presents quick sketches of classical-style architecture and a woman with a quiver of arrows on her back; she may be an Amazon, one of a race of warrior women skilled in archery, or Diana, goddess of the hunt.
A Draped Female Figure (possibly an Amazon) and Architectural Studies (verso)

A Draped Female Figure (possibly an Amazon) and Architectural Studies (verso)

c. 1525

Correggio

(Italian, 1489?-1534)
Northern Italy, Emilia, first half 16th Century

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