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Seated Nude Young Man in Nearly Frontal View

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

Date:
ca. 1618
Medium:
Modified black chalk (dipped in a gum solution), traces of white gouache highlights, on light brown paper.
Dimensions:
sheet: 23 x 16-7/16 in. (58.4 x 41.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Mr. and Mrs. David M. Tobey Gift, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.250
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: The verso of the old support is annotated in pen and brown ink: "n.1".
    The verso is annotated in red chalk: "N. 961."

    Marking: Stamp of G. Vallardi (1784-1863) on recto, lower left corner (Lugt 1223).

  • Provenance

    Giuseppe Vallardi (Italian, Milan 1784–1863)small remnant of stamp at lower left; Peter Kroeker (Essen), since 1950s; Galerie Arnoldi-Livie (Munich); Vendor: Galerie Arnoldi-Livie (Munich)

  • Exhibition History

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

  • References

    Nadine Orenstein, Carmen C. Bambach, Colta Ives, Perrin Stein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection, 2004-2005: Renaissance and Baroque Europe; Europe 1700-1900." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 63, no. 2, Fall 2005, pp. 18-19, ill.

    Disegno, giudizio e bella maniera: Studi sul disegno italiano in onore di Catherine Monbeig Goguel.. Ed. by Philippe Costamagna, Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, and Florian Härb, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, 2005, (entry by Carmen C. Bambach), cat. no. 107, fig. no. p. 179, p. 178, ill.

    Julian Brooks Guercino: Mind to Paper. Exh. cat., Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 17 October 2006 - 21 January, 2007 and London, Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 22 February - 13 May, 2007. Los Angeles, 2006, cat. no. under no. 2, p. 23.



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