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.



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Left:
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