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!
- 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