Female figure looking down

Jacopo Zanguidi, il Bertoja
Parma, 1544 - 1574
Female figure looking down
brown ink, pen on blue-green paper
156 x 67 mm


With inscription at the bottom Parmigianino
Provenance: The Oppé Collection

Gift of Professor  I. Q . van Regteren Altena, August 1936

Christie’s London, Master Drawings from the Oppé Collection, December 2006.

The parallel hatching and the fluid lines of the pen are characteristic of Bertoia: comparable examples are preserved at the British Museum, see Artist working in Parma, London, 1967, nos.233, 235, plates 144, 148, and at Chatsworth. See D. DeGrazia, Bertoja, Mirola and the Farnese Court, Washington, 1991, D4, plate 188.