The Martyrdom of Two Saints
Engraving, 258 × 451 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 46019
Jacopo Caraglio was the only engraver with whom Parmigianino cooperated in Rome. The Martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the four prints that we owe to their collaboration, whose success encouraged Parmigianino to produce its woodcut version later in Bologna with Antonio da Trento. The composition combining two scenes was inspired by Marcantonio Raimondi’s Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia, from which Parmigianino not only borrowed many details but the two engravings are also of almost identical size.
engraving, Jacopo Caraglio, Parmigianino, print