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Apollo and Marsyas, Parmigianino. Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian.

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Print shows, on the left, Marsyas drawing the Syrinx, a wood nymph transformed into river reeds, from the river, and on the right, a contest of musical skill between Apollo, standing on the left, and Marsyas, formerly identified as Pan, seated on the right, holding his pipes.
Title provided by researcher 10/2017.
No. 21 Alternate title from "The 'Pembroke' album of chiaroscuros : A revised list by Alan M. Fern and Karen F. Beall" in Shaw, Renata, Graphic Sampler. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, p. 25.
No. 22 Alternate title from "The 'Pembroke' album of chiaroscuros : A revised list by Alan M. Fern and Karen F. Beall" in Shaw, Renata, Graphic Sampler. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, p. 25.
Attributed to Niccolò Vicentino after Parmigianino. Apollo and Marsyas (Marsyas drawing the Syrinx from the river and Contest of Apollo and Marsyas).
No. 21 Former attribution from Graphic sampler: Probably Ugo, after Parmigianino.
No. 22 Former attribution from Graphic sampler: Probably Ugo, after Parmigianino.
Print originally part of Pembroke album, no. 21 and no. 22.
Graphic sampler, p. 25, nos. 21 & 22
Exhibited: "Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA., June - September 2018; at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 2018 - January 2019.

Printmaking in woodcut and engraving came to Northern Italy within a few decades of their invention north of the Alps. Engraving probably came first to Florence in the 1440s, the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra (1426–64) used the technique. Italian engraving caught the very early Renaissance, 1460–1490. Print copying was a widely accepted practice, as well as copying of paintings viewed as images in their own right.

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01/01/1500
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Carpi, Ugo da, 1480-approximately 1532, artist
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National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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