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The museum is closed at 5pm, but the outside grounds will be filled with lots of outdoor Noel Night activities until 9pm. 

The Reader, between 1727 and 1815

  • Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591-1666
  • Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, 1727-1815

Etching and engraving printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 10 × 8 3/4 inches (25.4 × 22.2 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1S81

Signed, in plate, lower right: F. Bartolozzi Sculp.

Inscribed, lower left: Guercino inv.

December 1885, Kissam Sale. Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Francesco Bartolozzi; after Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), The Reader, between 1727 and 1815, etching and engraving printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S81.