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Study for the Dead Christ in the Altarpiece 'The Entombment'

Study for the Dead Christ in the Altarpiece 'The Entombment'

Federico Barocci (in circa 1579-1582)

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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
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 373 mm
Height 257 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Federico Barocci
Accession number I 428 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions 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

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Federico Barocci

Urbino circa 1535 - Urbino 1612

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