Study for 'The Institution of the Eucharist' by Federico Barocci

Barocci's modello for his painting of the same title commissioned by Pope Clement VIII in 1603.

Details

Medium:
Pen & brown ink, brown wash over black chalk, heightened in white, grisaille oil
Dimensions:
51.5 x 35.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£225,000 ( Total: £945,000; Tax remission; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Private vendor

Depicts Christ administering the Eucharist to the faithful who kneel before him. Winged putti look down on the scene.

Provenance

Sir Peter Lely; 1688 probably to Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke; then by descent untuil 1917; private collection

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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