Artist Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591-1666
  • Pope Gregory the Great
Date between 1646 and 1647
Medium pen and dark brown ink on cream laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 7 7/8 × 6 3/8 inches (20 × 16.2 cm)
Framed: 17 × 14 3/4 × 1 inches (43.2 × 37.5 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman
Accession Number 65.61
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in black, lower right: Bateson (Lugt Suppl. 2604a)
Stamp, in gray, on mount, verso, lower left: Platt (Lugt Suppl. 750a)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, verso, upper right corner: [indecipherable] | 201 [sideways]
Inscribed, in red pencil, verso, lower left: X
Inscribed, in pencil, verso, lower left: Guercino | B-19 Parsons 1931 | ex Wm Bateson Gattes? [partially erased]
Benedetto and Cesare Gennari (Bologna, Italy) (Lugt Suppl. 2858c);
1763, Carlo Gennarni, grandson of Cesare (Bologna, Italy);
ca. 1780, Edward Bouverie (England);
1810, Mr. Harvey, nephew of Bouverie (England);
Lord Northwick (Northwick Park and Cheltenham, England); [drawing not traceable in the Northwick sales of 1920-21, but it is mounted with a border decorated with pen lines and dashes that can be traced to that collection; see Bologna 1969, p. 13 or Lugt Suppl. 2858c]
William Bateson (London, England);
April 23-24, 1929, sold by (Sotheby's, London, England) no. 59 (with Northwick cited as a previous owner);
Parsons, possibly Parsons and Sons (London, England);
Dr. E. Platt (Englewood, New Jersey, USA);
1964, H. S. Schaeffer (New York, New York, USA);
1965, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1965-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Art in Italy. Exh. cat., Miami Art Center. Miami, 1969, no. 34.

Art in Italy: 1600-1700. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1965. no. 111.

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, pp. 78-79, no. 29.

Stone, David M. Guercino, Master Draftsman: Works from North American Collections. Exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums. Cambridge, Massachusetts 1991, no. 36, pp. 216, 241 (pl. M).