The drawing is a copy, perhaps by a Northern European artist, after Federico Barocci’s Deposition of Christ from the Cross in the Chapel of San Bernardino in the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Perugia (1568-69; Emiliani 1985, 1: 60; Turner 2001, 45). The copyist has selected the most emotionally intense section with the fainting Virgin, supported by one of the three Maries, while one of the other Maries charges towards her in an agonized frenzy.
Fairfax Murray 1905-1912, 1: 104.
Copy after Federigo Barocci, Urbino ca. 1535-1612 Urbino.