Study for the Recovery of a Girl Possessed by the Devil

Michelangelo Anselmi

Michelangelo Anselmi - Study for the Recovery of a Girl Possessed by the Devil
The subject of the drawing is unknown. It is therefore not clear whether the depicted figures belong together, or are independent studies with no mutual thematic relation. All that can be said with certainty is that the central figure is a girl possessed by the devil. Scholars date the drawing to the 1520s. At the time, Anselmi worked on the painted decoration of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Parma. According to a prevalent opinion, this is a study for one of the local commissions.
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measurements: height 187 mm
width 288 mm
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material: paper
technique: red chalk
inventory number: K 38104
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain