Barocci's modello for his painting of the same title commissioned by Pope Clement VIII in 1603.
Study for 'The Institution of the Eucharist' by Federico Barocci, 1604
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- 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:
- Private vendor
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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