Maker Girolamo Mazzola Bedoli, Italian, ca.1500-1569
Title
  • Study for the Figure of the Virgin, Presbytery Frescoes, Parma Cathedral
Date between 1538 and 1544
Medium pen and ink and wash over traces of charcoal (?) heightened with white gouache on pink prepared paper
Dimensions Sheet: 6 3/16 × 3 3/4 inches (15.7 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR166
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in black, lower right corner: Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092)
Stamp, in black, lower right corner: Jonathan Richardson (Lugt 2183)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, on mat, lower center: Parmeggiano
Inscribed, in pencil, on mat, lower right corner: Scripps | 166
Inscribed, in pencil, on mat, lower left corner: No 844 [844 crossed-out] 166
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, on mat, verso, upper center: T[?]a.45. | 22. | M.
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, on mat, verso, lower right corner: 2 Day [or Fay?]
Sir Peter Lely (London, England).
Jonathan Richardson, Senior (London, England).
March 1889, sold by (Sotheby's, London, England).
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 274, no. A11.

Olszewski, Edward. A Corpus of Drawings in Midwestern Collections. Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings, vol. 1-2. Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2008, vol. 1, p. 294, cat. 237 (ill.) [as 'Hope'].

Vacarro, Mary, "New Attributions for Drawings by Girolamo Mazzola Bedoni for Parma Catherdral." Master Drawings LI, 2 (2013): pp. 165-180, p. 175 (fig. 25).