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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Parmigianino, Italian (Parma, Italy 1503 - 1540 Casalmaggiore, Italy)
Standing Male Nude, Saint John the Evangelist with a Bishop or Abbot Saint; verso: Seated Male Nude
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Old title: Study of a Male Nude and Two Saints; verso: Sketch of a Nude Man Seated
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Emilia, Parma
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink, brown wash, and red chalk on cream antique laid paper; verso: red chalk
28.5 x 20 cm (11 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Three joined crosses
  • inscription: verso, l.r. bottom edge, graphite: 239
Austin A. Mitchell, New York, NY, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1969.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Austin A. Mitchell
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Sydney J. Freedberg, "On the Parmigianino Drawing in the Mitchell Bequest", Fogg Art Museum Newsletter, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, May 1970), vol. 7, no. 4, n.p.; repr. (recto), same page

Arthur E. Popham, Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1971), vol. I: cat. no. 823, p. 263; under cat. no. 426, p. 148; vol. III: repr. ...

Drawings and Prints of the First Maniera 1515-1535, exh. cat., Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (Providence, RI, 1973), cat. no. 33, repr. (recto and verso)

Sydney J. Freedberg, Review of A.E. Popham, "Catalogue of Drawings by Parmigianino" and "Disegni di Girolamo Bedoli...", The Art Bulletin (March 1973), 55 no. 1, p. 150

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 13, n.p., repr., n.p., pl. 13 (recto) and fig. 16 (verso)

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 30, n.p., and pp. 32 and 36; repr. color (recto), n.p.

Carmen Bambach and Hugo Chapman, Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draughtsmen of the Renaissance, exh. cat., British Museum Press (London, England, 2000), cat. no. 45, p. 87, and p. 19; repr. recto and verso color, p. 87

Achim Gnann, Review of "Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draughtsmen of the Renaissance", The Burlington Magazine (April 2001), vol. CXLIII, no. 1177, pp. 231-234, no. 45, p. 233

Achim Gnann, Review of Correggio and Parmigianino, London and New York, The Burlington Magazine (April 2001), 143, no. 1177, p. 233

Mary Vaccaro, Review of "Correggio and Parmigianino: Master Draftsmen of the Renaissance", Master Drawings (Fall 2002), vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 258 - 259, no. 45, p. 259

David Franklin, The Art of Parmigianino, exh. cat., Yale University Press/National Gallery of Canada (New Haven and London, 2003), under cat. no. 18, fig. 48

Achim Gnann, Parmigianino: Die Zeichnungen, M. Imhof (Petersberg, 2007), cat. no. 55, repr., pp. 48-52

Joachim Jacoby, ed., Raffael bis Tizian: Italienische Zeichnungen aus dem Städel Museum, exh. cat., Michael Imhof-Verlag (Petersberg, Hessen, 2014), p. 237 n.5

Exhibition History

Drawings and Prints of the First Maniera 1515-1535, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 02/22/1973 - 03/25/1973

European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

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

32Q: 2540 Renaissance, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2017 - 04/20/2017

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