30 janvier 2010

Three drawings of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino @ Sotheby's NY, Old Master Drawings sale

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Il Guercino (Cento 1591 - 1666 Bologna), Saint Peter. photo Sotheby's Red chalk within red chalk framing lines, on paper laid down on canvas; bears ink numbering on the backing: III. 10 5/8 by 8 in; 270 by 204 mm. Est. 18,000—22,000 USD. Lot Sold 95,500 USD PROVENANCE: Possibly Casa Gennari NOTE: This impressive study of St. Peter is one of a number of bust- or half-length representations of saints which were made by Guercino throughout his career. See, for example, the series of Four... [Lire la suite]