Federico Barocci

Saint Joseph, a head study for the Visitation Altarpiece

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January 29, 04:53 PM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 USD

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Federico Barocci

Urbino circa 1526 - 1612

Saint Joseph, a head study for the Visitation Altarpiece

black, white, red, and ocher oil paint, over black and red chalk on paper

14 ⅝ by 10 ⅜ in.; 37 by 26.3 cm.

Please note that the sheet of prepared paper is not laid on canvas as noted in the print catalogue. Please refer to the online catalogue for the full updated medium.
Private collection, France;
With Hazlitt Godden & Fox;
From whom acquired, 2004.

M. Di Giampaolo, “Federico Barocci: sulla ‘Visitazione'” in Prospettiva, no. 129, January 2008, pp. 93-96, reproduced p. 95;

D. Prytz, "Two unpublished oil studies by Federico Barocci in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm," in The Burlington Magazine, vol. 153, no. 1303, October 2011, p. 654, note. 10;

J. Mann and B. Bohn, Federico Barocci, Renaissance Master of Color and Line, New Haven and London 2012, exhibition catalogue, p. 208, cat. no. 10.10, reproduced;

A. Lambirth, "Master of Process," in The Spectator, 16 March 2013, p. 49;

D. Scrase, "Barocci: Saint Louis and London, Review," in The Burlington Magazine, vol. 155, no. 1323, June 2013, p. 425, reproduced fig. 74;

B. Bohn, "Though this be Madness, yet there is Method in it: Barocci's Design Process," in Federico Barocci: Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy, London 2017, pp. 100-101, reproduced fig. 6.13.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, September - December 2006, on loan.
Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum; London, National Gallery of Art, Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master of Color and Line, 21 October 2012 – 19 May 2013, no. 10.10.