Parmigianino’s Schiava Turca (Turkish Slave) is on view in New York. In collaboration with the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, The Frick Collection hosts Parmigianino’s portrait on its first visit to the United States in the small exhibition, The Poetry of Parmigianino’s ‘Schiava Turca.’ Neither Turksih nor a slave, Parmigianino’s sitter is an elegant, elite woman who may have been a poetess. Shown alongside three of the Frick’s prized portraits by Bronzino and Titian and a fourth portrait by Parmigianino from a private collection, the Schiava Turca will enchant viewers from now until July 20, 2014. Karen Rosenberg reviews the exhibition in the New York Times.
Parmigianino, Schiava Turca, 1531–34, oil on panel, Galleria Nazionale di Parma, Credit Scala/Art Resource, NY
Titian, Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap, c. 1510, oil on canvas, New York, The Frick Collection, Henry Clay Frick Bequest, 1915.1.116
Titian, Pietro Aretino, c. 1537, oil on canvas, New York, The Frick Collection, Henry Clay Frick Bequest, 1905.1.115
Agnolo Bronzino, Lodovico Capponi, 1550-55, oil on poplar panel, New York, The Frick Collection, Henry Clay Frick Bequest, 1915.1.19
Parmigianino, Portrait of a Man, ca. 1527–31, oil on canvas, Private Collection