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The Adoration of the Magi

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Cento 1591–1666 Bologna)

Date:
1625–30
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 3/16 x 14 13/16 in. (23.3 x 37.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.227.30
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated at lower left of verso, in pencil: "be / 0 / V.M."

    Marking: Stamp of Jean-Denis Lempereur, French (1701–1779), Lugt 1740, in black ink, in lower right on recto.

    No watermark.

  • Provenance

    Jean Denis Lempereur (French, Paris 1701–1779 Paris); Lemperteur sale Paris, 1773, May 24, and following days, no. 173; Sir James Knowles (British, Reigate 1831–1908 Brighton); Christie's, London, May 27–29, 1908, part of lot 145 or 146 (to Carfax); Vendor: Carfax & Co. (London), through Roger Eliot Fry

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 25, 2004–January 23, 2005.

  • References

    Queens Museum of Art Christmas Treasures Ex. cat., November 1977 - January 1978. 1977-1978.

    Roger Eliot Fry "Recent Acquisitions of Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 4, no. 1, New York, January 1909, pp. 7-8, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 241, fig. no. 241, p. 185, ill.

    David M. Stone Guercino, Master Draftsman. Works from North American Collections. Genoa, 1991, cat. no. 22, p. 53, ill.

    William M. Griswold "Guercino." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 48, no. 4, New York, Spring 1991, fig. no. 30, and Cover., p. 35, ill.

    Janine Kertész, Veronika Birke Die Italienischen Zeichnungen der Albertina. vol. 3, Vienna, 1995, cat. no. under no. 2404, p. 1358.



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