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Prints and Drawings
Etcher: Cornelis Cort, Dutch, 1533?–1578
After: Federico Barocci, Italian, 1528–1612

Rest on the Return from Egypt

1575

Engraving

sheet: 44.5 × 32 cm (17 1/2 × 12 5/8 in.); platemark: 41.3 × 28.2 cm (16 1/4 × 11 1/8 in.)
Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund
2007.36.1.66
Although he studied Federico Barocci’s Madonna del Popolo altarpiece in detail, Francesco Vanni had limited access to other paintings by Barocci and knew many of them only through reproductive engravings like this sheet. Vanni sometimes quoted figures directly—Barocci’s Christ Child reappears, for example, in Vanni’s Immaculate Conception—but in the case of the Madonna della Pappa, Vanni adopted the general conceit of Barocci’s scene, rather than specific details.
Geography: 
Made in The Netherlands
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Dutch
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Bibliography: 

John J. Marciari et al., Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2013), 8, 142–43, no. 45.

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