Black chalk, with stumping (recto), and black chalk, with touches of red chalk (verso), on cream laid paper
Inscribed recto, lower left on former mount, in pen and brown ink: "Federico Barocci / [illegible, crossed out words]"; lower right, in pen and brown ink: "R" [?]
231 × 159 mm
Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray
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Harald Olsen, “Federico Barocci” (Munksgaard, 1962), pp. 8, 55, 150, 188, under no. 16, pl. 21a.
Andrea Emiliani, “Federico Barocci (Urbino 1535-1612)”, 2nd ed. (Nuova Alfa, 1985), vol. 1, p. 76, figs. 71-72.
Andrea Emiliani “Federico Barocci (Urbino, 1535-1612”, 3rd ed. (Il Lavoro, 2008), vol. 1, p. 184, no. 20.25.
Art Institute of Chicago, Gray Collection: Seven Centuries of Art, Sept. 25, 2010–Jan. 2, 2011, cat. 9 (ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art from the Gray Collection, Jan. 25–Oct. 12, 2020; traveled to Berkeley, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Aug. 4–Nov. 28, 2021.
John Skippe (1742–1811), Ledbury; his daughter Penelope Skippe (died 1830), wife of James Martin (1738–1844), Overbury Court, Worcestershire; their son John Martin (1774–1831), Overbury Court; his son Robert Martin (1808–1897), Overbury Court; his daughter Penelope Martin (1842–1873), wife of Rev. Frederick Whitmore Holland, Evesham; their son, Robert Holland-Martin (1872–1944); his sister Julia Holland-Martin (1873–1955), wife of Algernon Cockburn Rayner-Wood, Singleton Lodge, Lancashire; their nephew Edward Holland-Martin (1900–1958), London; sold, Christie’s, London, Nov. 20–21, 1958, lot 82 (attributed to Lorenzo di Credi). Colnaghi, London. Private collection; sold, Christie’s, New York, Jan. 12, 1995, lot 9 (as Federico Barocci). Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London, 1996. C.G. Boerner/Artemis, New York, 2002; sold to Richard and Mary L. Gray, Chicago, Apr. 2004 (promised to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2019); given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2022.
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