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.
A Man frightened by a Monstrous Foot by Guercino, 15051567
© Walker Art Gallery
- Pen, ink & brown wash
- 15 x 22 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £5,030)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Earl Spncer; T.Philipe; William Roscoe; Richard Heber; William Dyce; Robinson; Sir John C.Robinson; John Malcolm; by descent to Geoffrey Gathorne-Hardy.
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