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.


Pen & brown ink, brown wash over black chalk, heightened in white, grisaille oil
51.5 x 35.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£225,000 ( Total: £945,000; Tax remission; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
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Depicts Christ administering the Eucharist to the faithful who kneel before him. Winged putti look down on the scene.


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

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