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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Parmigianino, Italian (Parma, Italy 1503 - 1540 Casalmaggiore, Italy)
Previously attributed to Michelangelo Anselmi, Italian (Lucca or Siena, Italy 1491/92 - 1554/56 Parma, Italy)
Christ among the Doctors
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Emilia, Parma
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Physical Descriptions

Black chalk with touches of red chalk on off-white antique laid paper
31.1 x 42.1 cm (12 1/4 x 16 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: non visible
  • inscription: center bottom edge, black chalk: 232
  • inscription: lower center, brown ink: indecipherable inscription


Recorded Ownership History
Rudolf Wien; William H. Schab Galleryl, New York; sold to anonymous donor; gift to Fogg Art Museum 1986.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Graphic Arts of Five Centuries: Drawings, Engravings, Etchings, Woodcuts and Lithographs By Old and Modern Masters, exh. cat., William H. Schab Gallery (New York, NY, 1975), cat. no. 3, pp. 6-7; repr. pp. 8-9 as Michelangelo Anselmi
  • Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), pp. 32 and 36; cat. no. 31, n.p.; repr. color, n.p.
  • Sylvie Béguin, "Nosadella et Parmigianino", Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Jürgen Winkelmann, Paparo (Naples, 1999), pp. 36-40, fig. 1
  • Dr. Carmen Bambach and Hugo Chapman, Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draughtsmen of the Renaissance, exh. cat., British Museum Press (London, England, 2000), cat. no. 55 and repr. color, p. 99; also pp. 19 and 100
  • Achim Gnann, Review of Correggio and Parmigianino, London and New York, The Burlington Magazine (April 2001), 143, no. 1177, p. 232
  • David Franklin, The Art of Parmigianino, Yale University Press and National Gallery of Canada (New Haven and London, 2003), pp. 38-39
  • Achim Gnann, Parmigianino: Die Zeichnungen, M. Imhof (Petersberg, 2007), cat. no. 201, repr., p. 89
  • Paul Joannides, "A Bolognese Project by the Young Parmigianino" (Autumn 2008), XLVI, no. 3, pp. 353-366, p. 363, notes 29-31, fig. 20

Exhibition History

  • Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draughtsmen of the Renaissance, British Museum, London, 10/06/2000 - 01/07/2001; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/05/2001 - 05/06/2001

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