Battista Angolo del Moro after Parmigianino, Virgin and Child

Artist | Battista Angolo del Moro after Parmigianino 
TitleVirgin and Child  
Date | 1515–1573 
Medium | Etching 
Dimensions | 106 x 83 mm 
Institution | The British Museum, London 
Credit line |  Bequeathed by Clayton Mordaunt Cracherode (With Philipe’s blindstamp and initials CMC), © The Trustees of the British Museum
Theme | The Celestial Realm 
Museum number | W,1.102

Battista d’Angolo known as del Moro (ca. 1515–1573) was a printmaker and painter born in Verona and trained in a pupillage under Francesco Torbido (il Moro) (1486–1562). Although Battista produced frescoes for church facades and palazzi in the Marches he is better known for his drawings and prints, which are indebted to the school of Fontainebleau and the etchings of Parmigianino. This etching depicts the Virgin and Child, with the Child embracing his mother whilst he is seated on a cushion upon a pedestal at right. Another two impressions of this print exist in the British Museum (P&D W.1-97 and 1872,10.12.3742). There are no exact works by Parmigianino which correspond to this print; however, the composition is derived from his works.