FEMALE FIGURE LOOKING DOWN
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.