Federigo Barocci

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Federigo Barocci
Study for the Figure of Saint John Bearing the Feet of the Dead Christ
Pen and brown ink and wash with opaque lead white watercolor (partially oxidized), on light brown toned paper; squared in red and black chalk and with stylus indentations.
11 5/8 x 7 11/16 inches (294 x 195 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
IV, 155a

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Study for the figure of Saint John in Barocci's Entombment in the Church of Santa Croce, Senigallia, 1579-82.

Sir Charles Greville (1763-1836), English army officer (Lugt 549); by descent to his nephew, George Guy Greville, fourth Earl of Warwick, (1818-1893 Lugt 2600), Warwick Castle; Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
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Greville, Charles, 1762-1832, former owner.
Warwick, George Guy Greville, Earl of, 1818-1893, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Olsen 1955, 134; Olsen 1962, 172; Bertela 1975, 52; Cleveland and New Haven 1978, 62-63, no. 39; Boston and elsewhere 1989, 90, no. 40; Marciari & Verstegen 2008, 312.

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