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An image of The Annunciation by Federico Barocci

Federico Barocci

(Italy 1533-1535 – 30 Sep 1612)

Title
The Annunciation
Year
circa 1584
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching, engraving and drypoint
Edition
ii of 2 states
Dimensions

43.3 x 30.7 cm (trimmed inside platemark)

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1938
Accession number
6716
Location
Not on display
Further information

Throughout his long career as a painter at Urbino, Barocci only made four prints. This is his last print and it has long been admired for its technical mastery and the beautiful restraint of its design. The composition is that of the altarpiece painted by Barrocci in 1584 for the ducal chapel in the basilica at Loreto, commissioned by Duke Francesco Maria II. The Ducal Palace of Urbino is seen through the open window.

Bibliography (4)

Richard Beresford, Look, 'Mantegna to Piranesi Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection', pg. 14-15, Heidelberg, Jun 1998, 15.

Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 3. no catalogue numbers

Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 6. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 4 (illus.), 8. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (4)

The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980

Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991

Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006