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Parmigianino - The  Young and Elder Goatherd

Parmigianino - The Young and Elder Goatherd



after a drawing by Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Parmigianino, painter, draughtsman and etcher, 1503-1540 (artist notes)
Flemish (artist nationality)
draughtsman and engraver (artist role)
Parmigianino, 1503-1540 (original artist)
Recto: bottom center: F. Parmens. Inu: ; l. r.: L. Vorsterma ; l. r.: (oval stamp, with a crown above initials FA/II) ; verso: u. l.: (in pencil) Clark March 23. 1939 / $6 00 ; bottom center: (in pencil) From the Collection of / King Friedrick [sic] August von Sochsen [sic] ; l. r.: (in pencil): 5 1/4 x 7 (inscription)
Engraving. (medium)
Good condition. Trimmed to image. Adhesive tape stains at upper and lower left of left edge. Light brown stain on tree at upper right. (condition)
The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, California, 23 Mar. 1939. Formerly in the collection of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (1797-1854). (provenance)
Duct flute (instrument)
Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, 1797-1854 (related names)
17th century (century)
Mythological, etc. (miller category)

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.



1600 - 1699


Vorsterman, Lucas -- the elder -- 1595-1675 (artist)


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