Barocci always made meticulous preparatory drawings for his paintings. Several studies and composition sketches have survived for his altarpiece of the 'Entombment of Christ' for the church of Santa Croce in Senigallia in the Marche region. The central part with the lifeless body of Christ lifted in blankets, for which this is the preliminary drawing, was eventually painted in reverse.
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|Title||Study for the Dead Christ in the Altarpiece 'The Entombment'|
|Material and technique||Black and white chalk, squared, on blue paper|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 373 mm
Height 257 mm
|Accession number||I 428 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
De Collectie Twee - wissel I, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|