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Virgin and Child

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1567 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barocci, Federico (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red and black chalk on laid paper, squared in black chalk for copying and inscribed with a stylus

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.294

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 2B

Physical description

Virgin and Child; Red and black chalk on laid paper, squared in black chalk for copying and inscribed with a stylus.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1567 (made)

Artist/maker

Barocci, Federico (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Red and black chalk on laid paper, squared in black chalk for copying and inscribed with a stylus

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 in, Width: 4.9 in

Object history note

This is a study for the Madonna di S.Simone in the Galleria Nazionale, Urbino.

Descriptive line

Barocci, Federico, Virgin and Child, Red and black chalk on laid paper, squared in black chalk for copying and inscribed with a stylus; A study for the Madonna di S.Simone in the Galleria Nazionale, Urbino; Italian; (probably) 1567.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. 19 p.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings. Volume I. 14th-16th century, London, 1979, p. 35

The following is the full text of the entry:

BAROCCI, FEDERICO ( ?1535-1612)

36
Virgin and Child: study for the Madonna di S. Simone in the Galleria Nazionale, Urbino
Black and red chalk; squared in black chalk
8 3/4 x 5 1/8 (222 x 130) Dyce 294

PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 294 (as by Barocci)

Re-touched by a later hand, notably in the drapery. The painting may be dated 1567 (see H. Olsen, Barocci, Copenhagen, 1962, p. 149, no. 16, pl. 22). There is a similar drawing in the National Gallery of Scotland, listed as a copy after Barocci in Andrews, Catalogue, 1, p. 13, D.4890-48, and fig. 116.

Materials

Red chalk; Black chalk; Laid paper

Techniques

Drawing; Squaring (transferring technique); Inscribed

Subjects depicted

Child; Woman

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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