BAROCCI, Federico Fiori
(b. 1526, Urbino, d. 1612, Urbino)
Face of a Woman with Downcast Eyes-
Pastel on chamois paper, 272 x 213 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
In the mid-sixteenth century Barocci was the first of the Italian artists to work frequently with pastels. This pastel is preparatory for the head of a Madonna in a larger painting.