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Study for an 'Ecce Homo'; to left, Christ on a platform with Pilate and two other figures behind Him, to right a crowd, and beneath the platform, two lictors. c.1773 (?)
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash
- Production date
- 1773 (circa)
Height: 444 millimetres
Width: 259 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dated by William L. Pressly c1773 ('The Life and Art of James Barry', 1981, p.246, no.10, pl.31).
This drawing was made in connection with a plan for six Royal Academicians to decorate St Paul's Cathedral with paintings between fifteen and twenty feet high. This plan to advance the cause of history painting in England was ultimated rejected but this drawing was for what would have been Barry's contribution. Nancy Pressly ('The Fuseli Circle in Rome', 1979, no.3) notes that the design recalls Tintoretto's painting of the same subject in the Scuola di San Rocco in Venice and possibly also Poussin's 'Rape of the Sabines' in the Louvre.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1979 Sep-Nov, New Haven, Yale Center for British Art, 'Fuseli Circle', no. 3
1983 Feb-Mar, London, Tate Britain, 'James Barry', no. 12
2005/6 Oct-Mar, Cork, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, 'James Barry'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- bought by Nollekens at the Artist's sale, Christies' 10.iv.1807 (53). See for the provenance from Haviland Burke, 1868,0612.2136
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