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Endymion Sleeping

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

Date:
1635–50
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and light brown wash
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (21.2 x 24.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
68.171
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Stamp of A.G.B. Russell, London and Swanage (Lugt suppl.2770a), at lower right.

    No watermark visible: sheet glued onto an old mount.

  • Provenance

    Earl of Gainsborough ; Christie's, London- July 27, 1822, lot no. uncertain.; Archibald George Blomefield Russel (British, 1879–1955)

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 12, 2004–April 4, 2004.

  • References

    Jacob Bean The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975: Drawings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 59, ill.

    Jacob Bean Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions, 1965-1975 Explanatory texts accompanying an exhibition: December 6, 1975 through March 23, 1976. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1975, p. 59, ill.

    Emilian Drawings and Prints in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1500-1700. Exh. cat.: March 26 - May 24. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987.

    Jacob Bean, John J. McKendry "A Fortunate Year." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 27, no. 6, New York, February 1969, p. 315., ill.

    Burlington Fine Arts Club Drawings by Guercino Ex. cat. London, May-July 1923, cat. no. 11, fig. no. plate V, pp. 21, 34., ill.

    Sir Denis Mahon Omaggio al Guercino. Mostra di dipinti restaurati e dei disegni della collezione Denis Mahon di Londra. Cento, 1967, p. 8, n.11.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 238, fig. no. 238, p. 183, ill.

    Sir Denis Mahon, Nicholas Turner The Drawings of Guercino in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. Cambridge, 1989, cat. no. under no. 215, pp. 96-97.

    David M. Stone Guercino, Master Draftsman. Works from North American Collections. Genoa, 1991, cat. no. 59, p. 136, 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. 34, pp. 40-41, ill.



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