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Imitations of Drawings, by Parmegiano. In the Collection of His Majesty Engrav'd & Publish'd, by Conrad Martin Metz

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London,: MDCCXC.

Physical Description

Title-pl., 33 pl.; 284×434 mm. (Oblong broadsheets).

Responsibility Note

Most plates are signed as engraved by 'C.M.' or 'C.M.M.'


S. Lambert, The Image multiplied: five centuries of printed reproductions of paintings and drawings (1987); S. Hyde, Drawings into print: the reproduction of drawings in eighteenth-century England [exhibition catalogue] (1983).

Summary Note

Most plates reproduce more than one drawing. The drawings are usually shown in reverse. S. Lambert, in The image multiplied (1987) suggested that aquatint was used here to make prints look like drawings - but not to reproduce the drawings accurately.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, green cloth-covered boards; red morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Metz's Parmegiano', spine also lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Drawings, Italian - History - 16th century
Collections - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century


Conrad Martin Metz, engraver, publisher
Parmigianino, source artist

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