The Entombment of Christ

A work made of pen and brown ink, with touches of graphite and a later (?) addition of gray wash to head of christ, on buff laid paper, squared in red chalk, laid down on cream laid paper, laid down on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with touches of graphite and a later (?) addition of gray wash to head of christ, on buff laid paper, squared in red chalk, laid down on cream laid paper, laid down on tan wove paper.

Date:

1579/93

Artist:

Federico Barocci (Italian, c. 1535-1612)
or follower

About this artwork

This monumental composition served as a modello, or presentation drawing, for Barroci’s altarpiece in Santa Croce in Senigallia. The sophisticated geometry of Barroci’s complex pictorial construction is revealed by his squaring of the work; the unusually energetic and brittle line may indicate his intention to have a print made to publicize this important commission in an out-of-the-way church.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Federico Barocci

Title

The Entombment of Christ

Origin

Italy

Date

1575–1585

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with touches of graphite and a later (?) addition of gray wash to head of Christ, on buff laid paper, squared in red chalk, laid down on cream laid paper, laid down on tan wove paper

Dimensions

485 x 342 mm

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1983.8

Extended information about this artwork

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