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Christ on the Cross: PD.117-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Christ on the Cross
Deposition from the Cross by (illegible), 4 September 1986


Draughtsman: Barocci, Federico




History note: Padre Sebastiano Resta; Giovanni Matteo Marchetti, Bishop of Arezzo; Cavaliere Marchetti da Pistoia; sold through John Talman, 1710, to John, Lord Somers (Lugt 2981); Jonathan Richardson Sr. (Lugt 2183 and Lugt 2984); John Barnard (Lugt 1419); Sir Joshua Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Thomas Banks, R.A. (Lugt 2423); Mrs Lavinia Forster; Ambrose Poynter; Sir Edward J. Poynter, Bt., K.C.V.O., P.R.A., his sale, Sotheby's, 24 April 1918, lot 10; bt. Thomas Agnew and Sons for Charles B.O. Clarke; Louis C.G. Clarke

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1960.

Measurements and weight

Height: 200 mm
Width: 173 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


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Materials used in production

White chalk
Brown ink
Pink wash
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen, brown ink, some pink wash, heightened with white, over traces of red and black chalk; there are indications of a curved top, upper right, on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: I. 170 F Barocci
  • Location: Lower right
  • Text: Zi.25. / Zg.46. / Zn.23 / P.22 / F.25 / p. (in Richardson's hand)
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Text: J : B : N : 132 / 8 by 6 3/4 in John Barnard's hand)
  • Location: Old mount, verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1961
Primary reference Number: 7064
Lugt: 2981
Lugt: 2183
Lugt: 2984
Lugt: 1419
Lugt: 2364
Lugt: 2423
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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