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ID number:  BIRBI-37.7
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Maratti (Maratta), Carlo (1625-1713)
Title / Object name:  Study for the Head of St Charles Borromeo
Object type:  Drawing
Culture:  Italian
Materials:  Red chalk heightened with white on blue paper
Measurements:  361 x 279 mm
Provenance:  Collection of A.G. Chesterfield (1784); collection of E.P. Shirley, Ettington Park; purchased from Messrs. P. & D. Colnaghi, 1937, for £20

This drawing is a study for the head of the figure of Saint Carlo Borromeo in the High Altarpiece of the Church of S. Carlo al Corso, Rome, which represents Saint Carlo presented to the Virgin and Child, and was painted in 1658-90 on the commission of Cardinal Omodei. A sketch for the whole composition of the altarpiece is in the Louvre, and is reproduced by G. Rouchès, Inventaire Général des Dessins au Musée du Louvre: Dessins Italiens du 17ième Siècle, pl. 33.

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Seventeenth Century Art in Europe', Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 1938 (430); 'The Barber Goes North', Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK, 15 October 2010 - 15 December 2010

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