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Maker(s):Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (attributed to)
Culture:Italian (1591 - 1666)
Title:Landscape with Tower
Date Made:n.d.
Materials:Pen and brown ink (iron gall) on cream laid paper
Place Made:Italy
Measurements:sheet: 7 3/4 x 10 15/16 in.; 19.685 x 27.7813 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1949.16.3
Credit Line:Purchased
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

landscape; architecture; outdoor; landscape with water

Label Text:
Label text for ARH 240 French and Italian Drawings Renaissance through Romanticism, written by Amanda Manocherian, class of 2015:

Although Guercino is best known for his dramatic compositions and expert portrayal of complex human interactions, he spent much of his spare time later in life drawing landscapes. These drawings were not preparatory in nature and were in fact significantly stylistically different than his earlier works. Notably, his landscapes were not drawn from nature, but instead drawn from memory and imagination. This is why the images have a surreal feeling of order and balance.

landscapes; men; women; architecture

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