Giovanni Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino (Cento 1591-Bologna 1666)
Red chalk, with some stumping, on light-buff paper | 34.8 x 25.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 902898
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.
ProvenanceBequeathed by the artist to Benedetto and Cesare Gennari; from whose descendants purchased by Richard Dalton for George III, c.1758-63
Medium & Techniques
Red chalk, with some stumping, on light-buff paper
34.8 x 25.6 cm (sheet of paper)