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Erminia

Overview

Creator: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino (Cento 1591-Bologna 1666) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1619-20
Materials: 
Red chalk, with some stumping, on light-buff paper
Dimensions: 
34.8 x 25.6 cm
RCIN 
902898
Reference(s): 
M&T 12
RL 2898
Acquirer: George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820)
Provenance: 
Bequeathed by the artist to Benedetto and Cesare Gennari; from whose descendants purchased by Richard Dalton for George III, c.1758-63
Description:

A drawing of Erminia, seated full length, with her head turned to the left and her body turned slightly to the right; her hand rests on her left knee and her left hand is raised as if in surprise; she wears a plumed helmet, her right upper arm is enclosed in armour, and a shield rests against her left knee. A study for Erminia and the Shepherd in the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours