Group of Heads

This painting, together with another 'Group of Heads', was formerly often attributed to Annibale Carracci. Both works are copies of the heads at the lower extremities of Correggio's destroyed fresco in the apse of S. Giovanni Evangelista, Parma. A number of fragments of Correggio's original fresco are also in the Collection ('Head of an Angel', 'Heads of Two Angels' and another 'Head of an Angel').

The painting was purchased from the Angerstein collection.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1494; died 1534
Full title
Group of Heads
Date made
before 1587
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
137.2 x 106 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1824
Inventory number
Location in Gallery