A Reclining Woman Lifting a Curtain by Guercino

This drawing shows the vivacious fluid line typical of Guercino's best pen and ink drawings.

Details

Category:
Classical/Mythological
Medium:
Pen & brown ink on paper Dimensions: 20 x 24 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,600 ( Total: £106,162; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Christie's

Its seeming freedom and spontaneity of line belies the fact that it was probably intended as a figure study for a painting from classical mythology, perhaps Danae or a rejected drawing for 'Semele and Jupiter'.

Provenance

1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's 2/7/91, lot 22; Private collection.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Liverpool Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

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