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  • NameFederico Barocci
  • Sexmale
  • Nationality/DatesItalian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Urbino, Italien
    Place of death: Urbino, Italien
BiographyFederico Barocci was born into a family of artists.
He was first apprenticed to his father Ambrogio
Barocci, a skilled watchmaker, and to Battista
Franco. In 1549 Barocci was sent to Pesaro to his
uncle, the architect Bartolomeo Genga. Here he
was taught geometry, perspective and architecture,
and also had the opportunity to study the
Della Rovere collection, with works by Titian and
other Venetian masters. In the 1550s Barocci went
to Rome for further studies, entering the circle of
Cardinal Giulio Feltrio Della Rovere (1535–1578),
from whom he received several commissions.
In 1557 he returned to Urbino, and dating from
this period is his Martyrdom of St Sebastian in
the city’s cathedral. In 1560 Barocci once again
returned to Rome for an important papal assignment:
the decoration of the Casino Pio IV in the
Vatican Gardens (1561–63). Soon after, in 1563,
illness forced him to return to his native city. He
spent the rest of his days, with only brief absences,
in Urbino and, despite frail health, remained
productive and continued to receive important
commissions throughout his life. His Madonna
del Popolo (Uffizi, Florence) is from 1579, and his
Entombment in the Chiesa della Croce in Senigallia
from 1582. Barocci worked slowly. He was
a skilful draughtsman and his complex painting
process required innumerable preparatory drawings
and lighting, gestural and compositional
sketches. Barocci was inspired by a wide range of
Renaissance artists, including Raphael, Correggio,
Leonardo da Vinci and Titian. He created a
unique style that combined extraordinary colour
with dynamic figures in elaborate compositions,
and his work foreshadowed the Baroque.
Work
Head of a Shepherd, study for The Circumcision
Study for St. Mary Magdalen
  • Study for St. Mary Magdalen

  • Black and white chalk on blue paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 32,8 x 24 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 58 x 45 x 3
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 401/1863
Head of a Man Seen from Behind
  • Head of a Man Seen from Behind

  • Black and red chalk on blue paper. Mixed red and white. Framing line in black ink. Watermark. Drying
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 36,7 x 25,3 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 65 x 50 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 70 x 55 x
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 402/1863
Head of a Man Inclined Downwards to the Right
Head of an Elderly Man
Head of a Young Man Turned to the Left
Face of a Young Girl
Head of a Woman
  • Head of a Woman

  • Black, red and white chalk, yellow pastel on blue paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 25,3 x 17,7 cm
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 407/1863
Head of Cherub
  • Head of Cherub

  • Black, red and white chalk, yellow and brown pastel on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 21 x 29,8 cm
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 408/1863
A Child's Head in Profile; Perhaps for the Infant Christ
Study of a Tree
  • Study of a Tree

  • Black, green and brown chalk on paper. Verso: See 411/1863 verso
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 40,4 x 26,4 cm
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 410/1863 recto
Study of a landscape. Fragmentary
The Visitation
  • The Visitation

  • Pen and brown ink, brown wash on buff paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 28,4 x 20,4 cm
    Passepartout: (h x b) 55 x 42 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 60 x 47 x
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 412/1863 recto
The Visitation
  • The Visitation

  • Pen and brown ink, washes in brown on paper. Fragments of unidentified watermark.
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 28,4 x 20,4 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 59,7 x 46,7 x 3,5 cm
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 413/1863 verso
Four Angels in Different Positions, seen from below
Two angels, seen from below
Angels Carrying the Virgin and Child on Her House to Loreto
The Virgin with Child Hovering in the Sky, on the Ground St. Justine, a Male Hermit Saint and St. Cecilia
Three Putti
  • Three Putti

  • Pen and brown ink on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 12,8 x 16,5 cm
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612. Circle of
    Former attribution: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 434/1863
Den helige Franciscus
Bebådelsen
  • Bebådelsen

  • Etsning
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 44,2 x 31,3 cm
  • Executed after 1584
  • Artist: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMG B 175/1988
Jesus visande sig  som trädgårdsmästare för Magdalena
Jesus och den samaritiska kvinnan
An Archangel, a Standing Female Figure, and a Female Profile
Speaker addressing an audience
  • Speaker addressing an audience

  • Pen and brown ink, brown wash on paper
  • Dimensions: (h x b) 28 x 20,5 cm
  • Artist: Astolfo Petrazzi, Italian, born 1579 or 1580-11-20, born 1579 or 1580-11-20, dead 1663-08-12 or 11663-08-12, dead 1663-08-12 or 11663-08-12
    Former attribution: Federico Barocci, Italian, born 1526, dead 1612
  • NMH 428/1863
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