Studies for Heads and Figures, ca. 1675

  • Domenico Maria Canuti, Italian, 1620-1684

Pen and brown ink and brown wash with graphite on cream laid paper

  • Sheet: 6 5/16 × 8 5/8 inches (16 × 21.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund

66.85

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Studies (visual works)
  • Drawing
  • Wash (technique)
  • Italy
  • Heads (animal or human components)

Stamp, in black ink, lower right: Comte A.G.P. de Bizemont Prunelé, Orléans (Lugt 128)

Inscribed, in pencil, verso, upper left: [indecipherable] le Guerchin Inscribed, in black crayon or chalk, verso, lower right corner: Le Guerchin

Compte A.G. P. de Bizemont Prunele (Orléans, France); 1966, Italico Brass, Jr. (Venice, Italy) (as by Guercino); 1966-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Feinblatt, Ebria. Old Master Drawings from American Collections. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, 1976, no. 99 (ill.). Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 72, no. 24.

Domenico Maria Canuti, Studies for Heads and Figures, ca. 1675, pen and brown ink and brown wash with graphite on cream laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund, 66.85.