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Two putti supporting a medallion portrait of Guercino
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Two putti supporting a medallion portrait of Guercino

Cesare Gennari (1637-1688)

Chalk (red and black), pen and ink (brown), watercolour (brown) on paper

Width: 41.7 cm; Height: 27.9 cm;

Signed & pen and ink, lower left & recto, Cesare Genari inlagliato da Gio:
Roli ... collezione Nicoli

Inscribed & graphite, recto & mount, frontespicio a Paesi, Dissegni del Cav. Gio. Franco. Barbieri intagliati da Gio. Penna in Parigi Cesare Genari Invenit Gioseppo Roli fece. Tommaso Colli forma in Bologna a S Toma

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

About this work
This drawing, showing a medallion portrait of Guercino supported by putti, was designed by Cesare Gennari as a frontispiece to a series of etchings of the artist’s landscape drawings, published in his honour by his nephews. The Guercino-inspired landscape and combination of different media — red and black chalk, red and brown ink, and brown wash — are an homage to the artist’s own particular style. (Permanent collection label)

This work is not on display
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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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