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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    S,5.61

  • Description

    An old man crying; half-length, bearded, eyes closed, standing behind a table, holding a handkerchief with his right hand and wiping tears; proof before letters.
    Etching, printed in brown ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1764-1790s (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 294 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 193 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    One of a number of prints engraved after drawings by Guercino and other masters in the Royal Collection, chiefly by Bartolozzi. They were re-published in folio by Boydell in the 1790s. This appeared in Boydells' 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty'. See 2006,U.1067

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  • Bibliography

    • Calabi & De Vesme 1928 2162.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Acquisition date

    1764-1837 (c.)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    S,5.61

An old man crying; half-length, bearded, eyes closed, standing behind a table, holding a handkerchief with his right hand and wiping tears; after Guercino; illustration to 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty' (London: John and Josiah Boydell); proof before letters.  Etching, printed in brown ink

Recto

An old man crying; half-length, bearded, eyes closed, standing behind a table, holding a handkerchief with his right hand and wiping tears; after Guercino; illustration to 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty' (London: John and Josiah Boydell); proof before letters. Etching, printed in brown ink

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