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Virgin and Child: PD.66-1974

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Titles

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

Maker(s)

Bedoli, Girolamo Mazzola (Draughtsman)

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

14.2 m17.6 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

Italian

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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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