Gio, Francesco, Barbieri.detto il Guercino da Cento.
Etching with engraving in brown ink, 320 x 265mm. 12½ x 10½". One patched hole to title area.
Self portrait of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666), best known as Guercino or Il Guercino, painting a canvas at his easel. Guercino was an Italian Baroque painter from the region of Emilia, and active in Rome and Bologna. Guercino is Italian for squinter, a nickname that was given to him because he was cross-eyed. He is especially noted for his many superb drawings. He is painting Amour in form of a little angel, who is holding a bow in his left hand and pulling the collar of a dog with his right.
Ex Collection of Maj. J. B. Talbot M.C.
[Ref: 13263] £180.00