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Saints Peter and John healing the Sick

Artist:
Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)
Date:
16th century
Medium:
Etching with pink tone block
Dimensions:
sheet: 10 11/16 x 16 3/16 in. (27.1 x 41.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, by exchange, 1932
Accession Number:
32.58.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690
Parmigianino, one of Italy’s leading Mannerists, was among the first Italian painters to experiment with the printmaking technique of etching, while in Rome in the first quarter of the sixteenth century. For this subject the artist combined two techniques, a fairly uncommon practice in this period. Employing an etched plate printed in black and a woodcut tone block inked in a light pink hue, he achieved a result similar to that of the chiaroscuro woodcut prints he would have seen in Rome. Parmigianino typically collaborated with trained printmakers to execute his designs. This print, however, is believed to be the only work he produced himself using a tone block with etching.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," August 8, 2017–November 20, 2017.

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