About This Artwork

Federico Barocci
Italian, c. 1535-1612

Christ Child: Study for the Madonna di San Giovanni, c. 1565

Black and red chalk, with pastel and stumping, on greenish-blue laid paper
401 x 263 mm

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1990.512.1

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, March 17, 1989-May 2, 1990.

New York, The Frick Collection, "From Pontormo to Seurat: Drawings Recently Acquired by The Art Institute of Chicago," April 23-July 7, 1991, n.p., cat. 4; The Art Institute of Chicago, September 10, 1991-January 5, 1992.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Drawings Rediscovered: Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago," April 10, 1997-July 22, 1997.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Broad Spectrum: Color on Paper, Past and Present," September 12–October 31, 1999, hors. cat.

Publication History

Suzanne Folds McCullagh, "Serendipity in a Solander Box: A Recently Discovered Pastel and Chalk Drawing by Federico Barocci," Italian Drawings at The Art Institute: Recent Acquisitions and Discoveries, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies, 17 (1991), pp. 44-45, 52-65, and 93-94 (and back cover).

Suzanne Folds McCullagh and Laura M. Giles, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1997) pp. 14-15, no. 14 (ill.).

Alessandro Ballarin, and Vittoria Romani (ed.), Dipartimento di Storia delle arti visive e della musica, Università di Padova, Pittura del Rinascimento nell'Italia Settentrionale, 6 (Cittadella-Padova, 2000).

Ownership History

William F. E. Gurley (?) (1854-1943), Chicago (not stamped); bequeathed to the Art Institute as part of the Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1943 (?) (accessioned 1990).




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