As can be seen in the work by Johann Anton Pock on the left, after the return to Parma, the two altar paintinges by Correggio were placed in the Academy for the benefit of the students. In a space which preceded the organisation of the Rocchetta and the Halls, the Duchess is distributing prizes to the winners under the guardian deity and founder of the Emilian Reinassance. The first of the two works, the «Madonna di San Gerolamo», which would later be placed in the beautiful octagonal room of the Rocchetta where it can still be found today, was painted for the Church of Sant’Antonio but was bought in 1765 by Filippo di Borbone who transferred it to the Academy. On its return from Paris after the Napoleonic requisitions, it was displayed in the Rocchetta and a handle was placed on the frame so that it could be moved in order to capture the light so necessary to copy the painting.
The «Madonna della Scodella» originally in the Church of Santo Sepolcro, has been located here since the return from Paris and at the beginning of the XX century it was replaced in original frame. These two masterpieces represent the sum of the magical realism so typical of the Parma Renaissance school, and between the two can be found some watercolours by Paolo Toschi who was responsible for the re-organisation of these rooms. They reproduce the frescoes by Correggio from the Cathedral and the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista and in 1862 they were sent to the Great Exhibition in London to represent the artistic greatness of the Parma nation.