A Man frightened by a Monstrous Foot by Guercino

Like other prints and drawings acquired by the Walker Art Gallery, this curious sketch belonged to William Roscoe (1753-1831) whose early Italian and Flemish pictures formed the nucleus of the gallery's collection.

Details

Medium:
Pen, ink & brown wash
Dimensions:
15 x 22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £5,030)
Acquired in:
1977
Vendor:
Executors of G.Gathorne-Hardy

Guercino made a number of these fantastic drawings. They do not relate to paintings and were evidently made for the amusement of the artist and his friends.

Provenance

Earl Spncer; T.Philipe; William Roscoe; Richard Heber; William Dyce; Robinson; Sir John C.Robinson; John Malcolm; by descent to Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free to all

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