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Federico Barocci (1526 - 1612)

Lot 20: Federico Barocci (Urbino 1535-1612)

Christie's

January 22, 2004
New York, NY, US

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Description

Studies of two forearms
black, white and red chalk on grey-blue paper, the upper left corner made-up
12 3/8 x 9 in. (314 x 230 mm.)

Artist or Maker

Federico Barocci (Urbino 1535-1612)

Provenance

An unidentified collector's mark 'L.M'.

Notes

A study for the arms of Aeneas and Creusa in Barocci's painting of Aeneas' flight from Troy, which with the exception of the portraits is the artist's only known non-religious picture.
The study on the left, with splayed fingers, relates to the arm of Aeneas' wife Creusa, while the study to the right relates to Aeneas' own right arm as he carries his father Anchises. Two versions of the painting are known. The first, now lost, was commissioned by the Emperor Rudolf II in 1586 and was delivered to Prague in 1589, while the second version, now in the Galleria Borghese, Rome, is signed and dated 1598 (A. Emiliani, Federico Barocci, Bologna, 1985, II, p. 230).
Other drawings for the composition are in the Uffizi, Florence, the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, the Museum of Fine Art, Cleveland, and the Louvre (A. Emiliani, op. cit., figs. 476-482, 484-486 and 488-490).

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