GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED GUERCINO
Cento 1591 – 1666 Bologna
A Man seen in Profile, reading a Book
This portrait of a man seen in profile to the left was probably drawn from life. The figure’s gaze appears to be diverted from the book placed to his right, suggesting its function as an attribute. Thus, this may well be a study for a philosopher. Read more
This sheet is now in a private collection.
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