The Virgin Immaculate

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

ca. 1656
Pen and brown ink, brush and light brown wash; framing outlines in pen and brown ink
sheet: 10 1/4 x 4 13/16 in. (26.1 x 12.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Colnaghi stock number is inscribed at lower right of old mat in pencil : "D 30587".

    Marking: No watermark visible: sheet glued on to an old mount.

  • Provenance

    MacDonald(sale, near Rotherham, 1961); Dr. Jacob Bauer- according to Sotheby's.; Sotheby's, LondonJuly 9, 1968, no. 30, repr.; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co

  • References

    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, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 240, fig. no. 240, p. 184, ill.

    Luigi Salerno I Dipinti del Guercino. Rome, 1988, cat. no. under no. 316, p. 381.

    Michele Polverari Il Guercino: I dipinti nelle Marche. Ancona, 1991, fig. no. Fig. 1, pp. 52-53, n. 6., ill.

    Sir Denis Mahon Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Il Guercino. 1591-1666. Disegni. Exh. Cat. Bologna, Museo Civico Archeologico, 6 September - 10 November, 1991. Bologna, 1991, cat. no. 145, fig. no. 145, p. 230, 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. 46, pp. 51-54, ill.

    Joslyn Art Museum Joslyn Art Museum. Ex. cat., September 13 - November 2. Omaha, 1997.

    John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Il Guercino. Exhibited: Feb. 27 - Apr. 24, 1998. Sarasota, 1998, Exhibited but no catalogue or checklist.

    Arkansas Arts Center Il Guercino. Exhibited: Nov. 20, 1997 - Feb. 6, 1998. Little Rock, Arkansas, 1998, Exhibited but no catalogue or checklist.

  • See also
    In the Museum