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Virgin and Child: PD.66-1974

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Current Location: In storage


Virgin and Child
Studies for the head of the Virgin, and the head of the kneeling bishop on the left of the composition; a design for an armorial decoration


Draughtsman: Bedoli, Girolamo Mazzola




History note: Jonathan Richardson Jr. (1694-1771) (Lugt 2170); Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92) (Lugt 2364); sold Sotheby's, 21 November 1974, lot 28; bt. Miss Yvonne Tan Bunzl

Legal notes

From the Rylands fund, with contributions from P.M.R. Pouncey, Honorary Keeper of Italian Drawings, and Miss Y. Tan Bunzl.

Measurements and weight

Height: 176 mm
Width: 142 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1974) by Yvonne Tan Bunzl

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black chalk heightened with white chalk verso: black chalk and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Girolamo Mazzuoli (in Richardson's hand)
  • Location: Separate sheet of paper
  • Text: Girolamo Mazzuoli was Cosin (sic) of Parmeggiano... famous work of the Madonna della Steccata of Parma, / which his great Relation had left very much unfinish'd / at his Death; besides numberless other Pictures in thos / parts, that were, & are, highly valued, of one of which, / for the Duke, Vasari says, 'che lot tiene in gran conto, per / La vertu di Girolamo, il quale non La punto degenerato / del suo parente Francesco, nell 'Esser Eccellente Pittore e cor. / =tese e gentile oltre modo & c.' Vasari vit. Franc Parmeg.' (in Jonathan Richardson Junior's hand)
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Text: Girolamo Mazzuoli
  • Location: Old mount, verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.66-1974
Primary reference Number: 7097
Lugt: 2170
Lugt: 2364
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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