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Embracing Female Figures, Some Holding Musical Scores.

Attributed to Girolamo Mirola (Italian, Bologna documented, 1562–1570)
or, less likely Bertoia (Jacopo Zanguidi) (Italian, Parma 1544–?1573 Caprarola (?))
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, partly highlighted with white gouache (somewhat oxidized), over black chalk; squared in black chalk
sheet: 5 3/16 x 9 5/8 in. (13.2 x 24.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of James J. Rorimer, 1966
Accession Number:
Not on view
Caleb Whitefoord (British, Edinburgh 1734–1810 London)ca. 1798 when engraved by C. M. Metz; Louis Rorimer (Cleveland, Ohio); James J. Rorimer(former Director of the Museum)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 16, 1983–April 17, 1983.

Comune di Parma-Assessorato Alla Cultura. "Jacopo Zanguidi, il Bertoja," December 11, 2004–April 3, 2005.

Conrad Martin Metz Imitations of Ancient and Modern Drawings, from the Restoration of the Arts in Italy, to the Present Time. London, 1798, fig. no. pl. 74, ill.

Rudolph Weigel Die Werke der Maler in ihren Handzeichnungen.... Leipzig, 1865, cat. no. no. 5836, p. 489.

A. Ghidiglia Quintavalle Il Bertoja. Parma, 1963, fig. no. pl. 37, pp. 35, 54, ill.

Loren W. Partridge "The Sala d'Ercole in the Villa Farnese at Caprarola, Parts 1 and 2" The Art Bulletin. vol. 53, no. 4, 1971-1972, fig. no. 6, p. 467, ill.

Arthur Ewart Popham Catalogue of the Drawings of Parmigianino. 3 vols., New Haven and London, 1971, p. 18.

Diane DeGrazia The Drawings of Jacopo Bertoia. [Ph.D. dissertation]. PhD diss., 1972 cat. no. 33.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 32, fig. no. 32, p. 47, ill.

Bert W. Meijer, Diane DeGrazia "Mirola and Bertoia in the Palazzo del Giardino, Parma." Art Bulletin. vol. 69, no. 3, 1987, fig. no. 7, p. 403, ill.

Diane DeGrazia Bertoia, Mirola, and the Farnese Court. 1991, cat. no. D6, fig. no. 102, pp. 163-64, 169, ill.

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