We have selected 7 examples here to demonstrate the relationship between the drawings and the paintings.

Mouse over each of the sketches to see how Federico Barocci incorporated them into his finished paintings.

Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist, 1566–67
oil on canvas, 113 3/8 x 63 3/8 in.
Soprintendenza per i beni Storici Artistici ed Etnoantropologici della Marche Galleria
Nazionale della Marche
Photo: Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Italy/ The Bridgeman Art Library

Right Top:
Nude study for Christ on the Cross
black chalk, highlighted with white and squared in black chalk, on blue paper, 20 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.
Lent by the Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
© The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Right Middle:
Nude study for the Virgin Mary and seated male nude
black chalk, highlighted with white, incised, on blue paper, 15 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund 1983
Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington

Right Bottom:
Study for Saint John the Evangelist
black chalk, highlighted with white on blue paper, 16 x 10 3/4 in.
Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Polo Museale Fiorentino
Photo: Scala / Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali / Art Resource, NY