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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1610-1666 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guercino, born 1591 - died 1666 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and bistre, washed; the background tinted grey

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.306

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 33

Physical description

Young female seated in a car, reading earnestly, and attended by Time and Cupid, both of whom are holding hour glasses; Pen and bistre, washed; the background tinted grey; Signed Guarchin da Cento.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1610-1666 (made)

Artist/maker

Guercino, born 1591 - died 1666 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and bistre, washed; the background tinted grey

Marks and inscriptions

Signed Guarchin da Cento.

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 in, Width: 10.9 in

Object history note

Collection - Jan Pieter Zoomer.

Descriptive line

Guercino; Young female seated in a car, reading earnestly, and attended by Time and Cupid, both of whom are holding hour glasses; Pen and bistre, washed; the background tinted grey; Signed 'Guarchin da Cento'; Bolognese School; ca. 1610-1666.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings, Volume Two: 17th-18th Century , London, 1979, p.57 , cat. n. 718, illus.

The following is the full text of the entry:

GUERCINO
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666)
718
An allegory: a young woman seated upon a throne among the clouds, reading a book; below her a crouching figure of Time; above her a flying putto
Inscribed in ink in an old hand 'Guerchin da Cento'
Pasted on the back of the mount an extract from a printed catalogue in French describing the drawing and stating that it had been in the Zoomer collection
Pen and ink and wash
9 3/4 x 11 1/8 (248 x 283) Dyce 306
PROVENANCE. J. P. Zoomer (?) (in the right hand bottom corner a collector's mark appears to have been cut away, but the
upper part of a cartouche which remains is like that in Zoomer's mark, Lugt 1511); Dyce Bequest 1869
LITERATURE Dyce Catalogue no. 306 (as by Guercino)
The sheet has been cut irregularly at the top and laid down on another piece of paper. The hour-glass which the putto holds was inserted at a later date on the new sheet.

Materials

Pen; Bistre

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Hour-glass; Woman

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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