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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna)
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna)

Saint Mark

Details
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino (Cento 1591-1666 Bologna)
Saint Mark
pen and brown ink
5¾ x 8 in. (144 x 202 mm.)
Provenance
F.M. von Heyl zu Herrnsheim (L.2879); Stuttgart, Gutekunst, 25-26 May 1903, lot 40 (5 Marks).
S. Graf von Kalckreuth, by descent to his granddaughter
Anna Koenigs (née Gräfin von Kalckreuth),
The Franz Koenigs Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 23 January 2001, lot 54 (as Circle of Guercino).

Lot Essay

Nicholas Turner confirmed the attribution to Guercino to the previous owner. The drawing inspired an engraving by Giovanni Battista Pasqualini (1595-1631), like Guercino a native of Cento, published in 1618-19.

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