Artist workshop of Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591-1666
  • Venus and Cupid
Date 17th century
Medium graphite on cream laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 7 3/8 × 9 3/4 inches (18.7 × 24.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Laura H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 34.146
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: [indecipherable]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, center right, verso: 50MA [MH? unclear monogram]
Inscribed, in pencil, lower right, verso: Guercino 1591 - 1666 | Venus
Dr. N. Beets (Amsterdam, Netherlands);
1934-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 287, no. A30.