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.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Federico Barocci
- Head of the Swooning Virgin: Study for the Deposition (recot) Base of Column (verso)
- Italy (Artist's nationality:)
- Black chalk and charcoal, with stumping and traces of white chalk, on tan laid paper, pieced and incised
- Inscribed recto, on former mount (GCI): "F. Baroccio / P.M. from sale of Chesney Collection at Sothebys-1885"
- 29.4 × 23.9 cm (11 5/8 × 9 7/16 in.)
- The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection