Guercino (1591-1666) - Ruin of a city gate near a torrent

Guercino (1591-1666) - Ruin of a city gate near a torrent
Etching - Plate signed - Ca. 1665-1685

This etching makes part of a series of Guercdino's landscape designs etched by Pesne and published by Tomasso Colli preceded with a title engraving designed by Guercino's nephew an heir Cesare Gennari(1637-1688)

There is little info found bout this etchings.
While describing some drawings after Guercino ( real name Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) Popham mentiones the series counted fourtheen landscapes by Guercino (see Bagni, 1985, pp. 65ff.; one print is reproduced on p. 79). The original drawings shown in these prints are, with two exceptions, at Chatsworth (see Turner and Plazzotta 1991, cat. nos. 166-8)

A rare, large scale etching catching the sublime design of Guercino, produced in direct contact with Guercino or his heir Cesare Gennari and dedicated on title etching to Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena

Signed bottom left G.F.B. Inv., at right G. Penna F. Parigi. (Jean Pesne (1623-1700)) Numbered bottom right corner.

Large laid paper sheet with circular Italian watermark. Flattened middle fold. Full plate border and tread margins.

A rare work!

Lot details
Guercino (1591-1666)
Title of artwork
Ruin of a city gate near a torrent
Ca. 1665-1685
Plate signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
180×210 mm
Total dimensions
210×270×1 mm
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