Freeman's Auction
ATTRIBUTED TO FEDERICO BAROCCI
(italian 1528-1612)
STUDY OF CHRIST HOLDING A CROWN OF THORNS; AND A PROFILE
Inscribed 'Fed Barocci' bottom left, pen and brown ink with wash on paper, unframed
Sheet size: 7 1/2 x 4 5/16 in. (19.1 x 10cm)
provenance:
Private Collection, California.
note:
The drawing and calligraphic lines on the verso relate to rapid pen and wash studies executed by Carocci, see The Virgin and Child with Attendant Figures, 1567, pen and brown ink and wash, 14.7 x 16.8cm, Nicholas Turner, Federico Barocci, Paris 2000, p. 43, fig. 28. See also Stone-thrower for the Martyrdom of St. Vitalis, c. 1582, pen and brown ink and wash, 20.3 x 16.2cm, Art Gallery of South Australia, inv. 707D10.

Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sold for $2,000 (buyer's premium included)