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Landscape with a woman and child standing beside a river; rocky outcrop with a waterfall at l
Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, on light brown prepared paper
Turner and Plazzotta 1991
The river, which is in the centre, is flanked on the left by rocks down which a waterfall courses; the child stands with the woman on the right bank, on which are trees and undergrowth; there are buildings in the distance.
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Height: 250 millimetres
Width: 378 millimetres
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- Turner and Plazzotta 1991
It is not possible to say with certainty whether this was one of the drawings included in lots 325-7, simply listed as Gennari, in William Esdaile's sale of 19 June 1840 held at Christie's, London. The drawing does not appear in the catalogue of the sale of 14 April 1803 and seven following days at T. Philipe, London, which Lugt (L 2248), with good reason, believed was of the third and last part of Udny's collection of drawings.
In spite of the old attribution to Benedetto Gennari (1633-1715), the drawing seems to us to be of the mid-eighteenth century and could well be by Carlo Gennari, a great-great-nephew of Guercino. It compares extremely well with the group of drawings reproduced by Bagni (1985, pp. 223-41).
Literature: Bagni, Il Guercino e il suo falsario: I disegni dipaesaggio, Bologna, 1985
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