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Nude woman, seated, embracing a child
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Nude woman, seated, embracing a child

Circa 1625

Guercino (1591 - 1666)

Pen and ink on paper

Height: 23.4 cm; Width: 18.1 cm;

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

About this work
In this study Guercino interprets the topic of a mother embracing her child particularly sensuously. The woman, whose nudity is underlined by the stocking which has slipped down her leg, kisses the boy and tenderly presses his face to hers. The subject has also been interpreted as Venus and Cupid by some scholars. (Permanent collection label)

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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London’, London

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