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Virgin and Child with St Francis: PD.70-1948

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Current Location: In storage


Virgin and Child with St Francis


Draughtsman: Barocci, Federico



Measurements and weight

Height: 198 mm
Width: 160 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948-11) by Heffer, Sidney W.


Top centre, black chalk: slight sketch of child's leg; left, brown ink: a slight sketch of a child

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Medium, Verso composed of red chalk

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink, brown wash over black chalk, the outline partly incised with a stylus, lightly squared in black chalk, with a line of brown wash bordering it on all sides, on paper; verso: red chalk, pen and brown ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Barrotius
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Text: 28
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Text: 34
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red chalk
  • Text: 39
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red chalk
  • Text: 86
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Red chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.70-1948
Primary reference Number: 7063
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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