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A study for the figure of the Virgin in a Nativity: 1977

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A study for the figure of the Virgin in a Nativity
A similar figure in outline, in reverse, traces of which appear through to the recto


Draughtsman: Barocci, Federico




History note: Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2094); (?) C.M. Metz (Lugt 598a); Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( light brown, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on light brown paper (squared for transfer), laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: f. Barocci
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: XVIII-I
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: by Baroccio
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1977
Primary reference Number: 7061
Lugt: 2094
Lugt: 598a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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