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Maker(s):Il Guercino; Barbieri, Giovanni Francesco
Culture:Italian (1591-1666)
Title:Caricature head studies of men and women
Date Made:17th century
Materials:Iron gall ink
Place Made:Europe; Italy
Measurements:Housing: 14 1/16 in x 18 in; 35.7 cm x 45.7 cm; Image: 3 1/16 in x 7 7/8 in; 7.8 cm x 20 cm
Narrative Inscription:  RECTO: [upp.ctr., written in brown ink]: illegible; [lwr. ctr., written in brown ink]: Con mia particolare consolatione ho inteso dal sig.[no]re[a] Cimi et compagni, [c?] il quadro del Marte [las?]
Accession Number:  MH 2004.21.9
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas Cassirer
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Five bust-length caricature sketches: three men and two women. Basic sketch of a woman in profile at left edge of sheet overlaps a second three-quarter view sketch of a woman. Three-quarter length view of a man with protruding eyes, a large, squat nose, and a goatee, wearing a hat. Frontal view of a grimacing man with a long nose, wearing a cap. Sketch of a man with a long, craggy face and exagerratedly small eyes, turning his face slightly to proper left.

men; women; heads; profiles; caricatures

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