Head of the Swooning Virgin: Study for the Deposition (recot) Base of Column (verso)

A work made of black chalk and charcoal, with stumping and traces of white chalk, on tan laid paper, pieced and incised.
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  • A work made of black chalk and charcoal, with stumping and traces of white chalk, on tan laid paper, pieced and incised.

Date:

1568/69

Artist:

Federico Barocci
Italian, c. 1535-1612

About this artwork

After Raphael, Federico Barocci was the most important painter from Urbino; like Raphael, Barocci prepared for his painted compositions with an elaborate series of drawings. One of thirty-six known studies for his Deposition, painted c. 1568 / 69 for the Chapel of San Bernardino in the Cathedral of Perugia, this is one of three life-sized drawings, or "cartoons," from which he transferred his design to its support.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Federico Barocci

Title

Head of the Swooning Virgin: Study for the Deposition (recot) Base of Column (verso)

Origin

Italy

Date

1568–1569

Medium

Black chalk and charcoal, with stumping and traces of white chalk, on tan laid paper, pieced and incised

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, on former mount (GCI): "F. Baroccio / P.M. from sale of Chesney Collection at Sothebys-1885"

Dimensions

294 x 239 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.5406

Extended information about this artwork

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