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Madonna and child in the clouds

Barocci, Federico (printmaker)


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Title/s

Madonna and child in the clouds

Maker/s

Barocci, Federico (printmaker) Italian artist, 1526-1612

Category

print

Name

print

School/Style

Italian

Technique/s

etching

engraving

Material/s

laid paper (medium)

Dimensions

plate height: 155 mm
plate width: 106 mm
sheet height: 158 mm
sheet width: 109 mm

Date

circa 1581

Provenance

given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 2003 (Prints given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum)
J Huber Wien (Lugt 1267c), D. G. de Arozena. Collection sold in April/ May 1861 (lugt 109)

Collector's mark

Lugt 1267c

Lugt, F.
(1921) Les Marques de Collections et Dessins D'Estampes ... , Amsterdam

Collector's mark

Lugt 109

Lugt, F.
(1921) Les Marques de Collections et Dessins D'Estampes ... , Amsterdam

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. Position: lower left
    Type: signature
    Method: printed
    Content: F.B.V.F.
    Description:
  2. Position: verso
    Type: collector's mark
    Method: handwritten in ink
    Content: J Huber Wien 1864
    Description: Collector's mark of J Huber Wien (Lugt 1267c)
  3. Position: verso
    Type: collector's mark
    Method: stamped
    Description: Collector's mark of D. G. de Arozena. Collection sold in April/ May 1861 (lugt 109)

Other Notes

This is the only print in Barocci’s small but important printed oeuvre of four etchings that is not already in the Fitzwilliam’s collection. The Museum owns an incised drawing by Barocci (PD.7-1948), which is closely related to the composition of this print. It was a popular image with far-reaching influence. Annibale and Agostino Carracci each engraved copies of Barocci’s print soon after it appeared (Agostino’s is dated 1582). Rembrandt owned an album of prints including examples by Barocci, presumably including this one: he was clearly under its influence when he made his own print of the same subject in 1641.

Standard print ref/s

Bartsch 2
Bartsch, A.
(1803-1821) Le peintre graveur , Vienna : J. V. Degen

Illustrated Bartsch 2 (3)
Strauss, Walter L.
(1978-1983) The illustrated Bartsch , New York : Abaris Books

Accession Number

P.3-2003 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 118656; Input Date: 2005-05-16 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Object

PD.7-1948 - Two stallions, each led by a Turk

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