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Study for the Head of the Christ-Child in the 'Madonna del Santuario' (Lucca, Cattedrale di San Martino)

Fra Bartolommeo (in c. 1509)

Here the head of the Christ Child is developed separately. It may have the features of a baby’s head, but it looks somewhat elderly. It was used in the painting without any notable changes, with the mouth open, as was also the case with the lute-playing angel at the bottom.


Specifications

Title Study for the Head of the Christ-Child in the 'Madonna del Santuario' (Lucca, Cattedrale di San Martino)
Material and technique Black chalk, heightened with white and yellow, on brownish grey prepared paper
Object type Drawing
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (drawing) Height : 205 mm
Width : 158 mm
Makers Draughtsman: Fra Bartolommeo
Accession number I 563 N 150 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age maker Between 37 and 40 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Material Paper > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Black chalk > Chalk > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Technique Prepared > Prepare > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Prepared > Prepare > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Fra Bartolommeo

Florence 1473 - Florence 1517

Fra Bartolommeo is one of the most illustrious artists of the Italian High Renaissance. Born Bartolommeo di Paolo, he was also called Baccio della Porta. On ent..