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Inscription

lower center: Parmigianino; lower left stamped: F.H. N.o 55 (Flury-Hérard mark and inv. no.)

Provenance

Jules Dupan (Lugt 1440)(his sale, Bonnefans de la Vialle, Paris, 26-28 March 1840, no. 455 (as Tintoretto); M. de Bourguignon de Fabregoules, Aix en Provence; given by him to M. Charles-Joseph-Barthélemi Giraud (1802-1880), Aix en Provence and Paris; ceded by him to the banker Flury-Hérard, Paris, in payment for debts outstanding (Lugt 1015; inv. no. 55). Private collection (sale, Christie's, London, 28 June 1966, no. 32; purchased by Claas); (Lucien Goldschmidt, New York); NGA purchase in 1971.

Exhibition History
1974
NGA RA 1974, p. 201.
1984
Correggio and His Legacy, Sixteenth-Century Emilian Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1984, no. 71 (Diane De Grazia).
1984
Correggio e il suo lascito, disegni del cinquecento emiliano, Parma, Palazzo della Pilotta, 1984, no. 71 (Italian version of the Washington exhibition).
Bibliography
1991
De Grazia, Diane. Bertoia, Mirola and the Farnese Court. Bologna, 1991: no. D91, figs. 54 (recto), 55 (verso).