The Holy Family with Saints, after Parmigianino
24 cm x 18.3 cm (9 7/16 in. x 7 3/16 in.)
Léon Davent (aka Master L.D.)
(active France, circa 1520 – )
Medium and Support:
Etching on blue prepared paper
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
This especially beautiful print reproduces a lost drawing. Davent was the most refined of the pioneering etchers working at Fontainebleau in the 1540s. Printed on a sheet covered with blue wash, this impression would have been intended for a knowledgeable collector.