• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 501

    Circle of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casalmaggiore)

    Head of a bearded man

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, il Parmigianino (Parma 1503-1540 Casalmaggiore)
    Head of a bearded man
    with inscription 'Parmegiano' (on the mount)
    traces of black chalk, pen and brown ink, some losses, made up
    3 7/8 x 2¾ in. (10 x 6.9 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    An attribution to Battista Franco (c. 1510-1561) has also been suggested.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JOAN GRIFFITH, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE VIVAT TRUST (LOTS 501, 511, 606 & 608)