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This drawing shows the vivacious fluid line typical of Guercino's best pen and ink drawings.
A Reclining Woman Lifting a Curtain by Guercino, 1620–1640
© Walker Art Gallery
- Pen & brown ink on paper Dimensions: 20 x 24 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,600 ( Total: £106,162; Export stopped)
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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'.
1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's 2/7/91, lot 22; Private collection.
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