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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Top Left:
Annunciation, 1582–84
oil on canvas, 97 5/8 x 67 in.
Vatican Museums, Vatican City
Photo copyright Vatican Museums

Top Right:
Drapery studies for the Virgin Mary
black chalk and charcoal, highlighted with white, with one stroke of pen and brown ink,
on blue paper, 16 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.
Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Polo Museale Fiorentino
Photo: Scala / Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali / Art Resource, NY

Bottom Left:
Studies for the hands of the Virgin Mary
charcoal with red and pink pastel, highlighted with white on blue paper, 10 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett
Photo: Volker-H. Schneider

Bottom Middle:
Study for the head of the Virgin Mary
black, white, and red chalk with pink and orange peach pastel on blue paper,
with later paper extensions at corners, 11 3/4 x 9 in.
Lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Collection © 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II/ The Bridgeman Art Library

Bottom Right:
Study for a cat
red and black chalk on buff paper, 4 1/2 x 5 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