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Head of a Young Woman: 3078

An image of Drawing

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Head of a Young Woman


Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola) (Draughtsman)


History note: Perhaps from the Dukes of Modena; William Young Ottley sale, 6 June 1814, lot 808 (?); Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2445); Charles Brinsley Marlay

Measurements and weight

Height: 113 mm
Width: 90 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

School or Style


Materials used in production

Pinkish-grey wash
Silver points

Components of the work

Support: composed of prepared paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Silverpoint, heightened with bodycolour on a pinkish-grey prepared surface, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 162
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3078
Primary reference Number: 7640
Lugt: 2445
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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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