Every now and then these shift, and artists near the edge fall off. In his day (roughly 1526-1612), he was very big news indeed.
To be a pioneer of the Baroque meant being at the forefront of the Counter-Reformation, toeing the line of the Council of Trent that art should be orderly, non-pagan and lust-free.
The problem has been less one of name than of taste.
Urbino had been a major court centre under the Montefeltro family.This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.If, like Caravaggio, Barocci had been born in 1571, he might have made the leap to a later, meatier Baroque.
As it was, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Federico Barocci certainly had an affection for the Duke Francesco Maria della Rovere.