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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.535
People
Federico Barocci, Italian (Urbino, Italy 1528 - 1612 Urbino, Italy)
Title
Study for the Head of Christ
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
16th-17th century
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/295126
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Colored chalks and pastel, stumped, incised, on grayish-blue antique laid paper, laid down on cream card
Dimensions
33.2 x 24.8 cm (13 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
mount: 43.2 x 34.1 cm (17 x 13 7/16 in.)
frame: 64.1 x 54.6 x 3.2 cm (25 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso of mount, u.r., graphite: G [?] 35
  • inscription: verso of mount, upper edge, graphite: [?] [possibly a W]
  • collector's mark: center right edge: L. 2092
  • collector's mark: l.r. corner: L. 718
Provenance
Sir Peter Lely, London (L. 2092). William, 2nd Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth, Derbyshire (L. 718), by descent; The Dukes of Devonshire, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, to; [Christie's, London, July 3, 1984, lot 3, repr. (consigned to Christie's by order of Trustees of Chatsworth Settlement)], sold; to John R. Gaines, Lexington, Kentucky, to; [Sotheby's, New York, November 17, 1986, lot 10, repr.], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1986
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase with funds given in honor of Konrad Oberhuber
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.535
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
laid down on cream card [presumably old Devonshire mount]
Publication History

August Schmarsow, Federico Barroccis Zeichnungen, eine kritische Studie, B. G. Teubner (Leipzig, Germany, 1909-1914), vol. IIIB, p. 40

Karl T. Parker and James Byam Shaw, Drawings by Old Masters, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, 1953), cat. no. 99, p. 31

Harald Olsen, "Federico Barocci: A Critical Study in Italian Cinquecento Painting" (1955), Almqvist & Wiksells Boktryckeri AB and University of Uppsala, under cat. no. 53, p. 158

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, exh. cat., Manchester City Art Gallery (Manchester, England, 1961), cat. no. 3, p. 5

Harald Olsen, Federico Barocci, Munksgaard (Copenhagen, 1962), under cat. no. 54, p. 202

Arthur E. Popham and Thomas Wragg, Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, exh. cat., Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., 1962), cat. no. 4, p. 16, repr. pl. 4

Arthur E. Popham and Thomas Wragg, Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, 1969), cat. no. 4, p. 16, repr. pl. 4

Kristian Jacobsen, Mestertegninger fra Chatsworth, exh. cat., Aarhus Kunstmuseum (Aarhus, Denmark, 1973), cat. no. 8, p. 10, and p. 7

Andrea Emiliani and Giovanna Gaeta Bertelà, Mostra di Federico Barocci (Urbino, 1535-1612), exh. cat., Edizioni Alfa and Museo Civico, Bologna (Bologna, Italy, 1975), cat. no. 233, p. 194, repr.

Arthur E. Popham and James Byam Shaw, Old Master Drawings: A Loan from the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, exh. cat., Israel Museum (Jerusalem, 1977), cat. no. 1, n.p.; repr. pl. 1, n.p.

Edmund P. Pillsbury and Louise S. Richards, The Graphic Art of Federico Barocci: Selected Drawings and Prints, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art/Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Connecticut, 1978), cat. no. 65, p. 87, repr.

John A. Gere and Philip Pouncey, Italian Drawings in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum: Artists Working in Rome c. 1550 to c. 1640, British Museum Publications Limited (London, England, 1983), vol. 1, under cat. no. 52, p. 44; vol. 2, repr. pl. 46, n.p.

Andrea Emiliani, Federico Barocci (Urbino 1535-1612), Nuova Alfa Editoriale (Bologna, Italy, 1985), repr. p. 332, no. 714; text p. 334

Christie's Pictorial Sales Review, vol. 2: Old master & continental drawings & prints, 1986, text and repr., lot 3, n.p.

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 43, n.p., repr., and pp. 12, 13 and 44 and under cat. no. 49, n.p.

Michael Jaffé, The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings: Volume 1, Tuscan and Umbrian Schools, Phaidon Press (London, England, 1994), cat. no. 120, p. 152, repr. and p. 32

"Calendar: Events for the two weeks beginning October 8th 1998", Harvard University Gazette, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, October 8, 1998), vol. XCIV, no. 4, p. 14, repr.

Thomas McGrath, "Federico Barocci and the history of 'pastelli' in central Italy", Apollo (November 1998), vol. CXLVIII, no. 441, pp. 3-9, p. 6, repr. fig. 8, p. 9 and n. 45, p. 9

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 35 under "Pastel"

"Secrets of the Masters", Museums Boston (1998), vol. 2, no. 3, p. 51, repr. (color)

[Review] "Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings", Journal of the Print World (Fall 1998), p. 28, p. 28, repr.

Edward Saywell, Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 17, 21; repr. color, fig. 19, p. 20; checklist no. 43, p. 29

Thomas McGrath, "Observations on the Functions of Watercolors and Pastels in Italian Renaissance Drawings", The Broad Spectrum: Studies in the Materials, Techniques, and Conservation..., ed. Harriet K. Stratis, Archetype Publications (London, 2002), pp. 69-76, p. 73 and n. 40, p. 76

Neil Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, Unicorn Press (London, 2006), p. 48

Thea Burns, The Invention of Pastel Painting, Archetype Publications (London, 2007), pp. 12, 167, fig. 13 (color)

Judith Mann and Babette Bohn, Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master of Color and Line, exh. cat., Yale University Press (U.S.) (Saint Louis / New Haven, 2012), cat. no. 12.2, repr. p. 233, pp. 63, 231

Exhibition History

Drawings by Old Masters, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 08/13/1953 - 10/25/1953

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester, 07/19/1961 - 09/10/1961

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth: A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 10/27/1962 - 11/25/1962; Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 12/04/1962 - 01/05/1963; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/17/1963 - 02/17/1963; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 03/01/1963 - 03/31/1963; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 04/12/1963 - 05/12/1963; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 05/24/1963 - 06/23/1963; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 07/06/1963 - 08/04/1963

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth; A Loan Exhibition from the Devonshire Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 07/05/1969 - 08/31/1969

Mestertegningen fra Chatsworth, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, 09/08/1973 - 09/30/1973

Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 01/01/1975 - 12/31/1975

Mostra di Federico Barocci (Urbino, 1535-1612), Museo Civico, Bologna, Bologna, 09/14/1975 - 11/16/1975

Old Master Drawings: A Loan from the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 04/01/1977 - 07/31/1977

The Graphic Art of Federico Barocci: Selected Drawings and Prints, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 02/15/1978 - 03/26/1978; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 04/11/1978 - 06/04/1978

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master of Color and Line, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, 10/21/2012 - 01/20/2013

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