Flying Putto and the Arm of a Man, between 1640 and 1649

  • Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591-1666

Red chalk on cream laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 5 7/8 × 5 7/16 inches (14.9 × 13.8 cm)

Gift of C. Edmund Delbos

47.359

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Chalk
  • Laid paper
  • Drawing
  • Putto
  • Italy
  • Arm (animal or human component)

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp, in green, verso, lower left: Platt (Lugt Suppl. 750a)

Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower left: Guercino | B. 10' - Parsons - 1920- Inscribed, in pencil, verso, upper right: 45 - and 102 Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower right: 13 Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower center: 9

Provenance

D. F. Platt (Englewood, New Jersey, USA); C. Edmund Delbos (New York, New York, USA); 1947-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 80, no. 30. Stone, David M. Guercino, Master Draftsman: Works from North American Collections. Exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums. Cambridge, Massachusetts 1991, pp. 215-216 (pl. C).

Rights Status

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Flying Putto and the Arm of a Man, between 1640 and 1649, red chalk on cream laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of C. Edmund Delbos, 47.359.