Circle of Federico Barocci (Urbino 1526-1612)
Circle of Federico Barocci (Urbino 1526-1612)

Portrait of a young man, bust-length, in a white ruff

Details
Circle of Federico Barocci (Urbino 1526-1612)
Portrait of a young man, bust-length, in a white ruff
oil on panel
16 x 11.3/8 in. (41.3 x 28.9 cm.)
Provenance
By descent to Henry, Archibald Douglas Pelham-Clinton, 7th Duke of Newcastle (1864-1928), Clumber, Worksop, Nottinghamshire;
his nephew, Henry Edward Hugh Pelham-Clinton-Hope, Earl of Lincoln, later 9th Duke of Newcastle; Christie's, London, 4 June 1937, lot 14, as 'Federigo Baroccio' (85 gns. to Locker Lampson).

Lot Essay

Neither Dr. Edmund Pillsbury (oral communication, 13 May 1999) nor Professor Andrea Emiliani (oral communication, 14 May 1999), judging from photographs, believe this to be by Barocci; but neither could suggest an alternative attribution for this striking portrait, executed on an Italian or south European support. Burchard presumably acquired it because of its very Barocciesque character and manner of execution, reminiscent of the style of the young Rubens in Italy. For Rubens's interest in the art of Barocci, see M. Jaff, Rubens and Italy, Oxford, 1977, pp. 52 and 53.
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