Artist Adam von Bartsch, Austrian, 1756-1821
Artist after Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591-1666
  • Old Man Writing
Date 1783
Medium etching printed in brown ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 13 1/2 × 11 3/8 inches (34.3 × 28.9 cm)
Sheet: 15 5/8 × 12 1/2 inches (39.7 × 31.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S99.504
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, verso: J. PEOLI (Lugt 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower right: A. Bartsch sc. 1783.
Inscribed, lower left.: Guercino inv.
Inscribed, lower right edge: D'apres le Dessein original, qui se trouve dans la Collection de la Biblio- theque Impl. et Royal. de Vienne.
Inscribed, lower right: 4.
Inscribed, in ink, on strip of paper, attached to lower margin: No 99 1/2. An old man writing in a large book which he holds on his knees. | By-Adam Bartsch.
May 1894, J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)