Artist Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591-1666
  • Studies for the Assumption of the Virgin
Date 1650
Medium red chalk on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 12 × 8 3/4 inches (30.5 × 22.2 cm)
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund and Josephine and Ernest Kanzler Fund
Accession Number 2016.32
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
2016-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Stone, David M. “Studies for the Assumption of the Virgin (Detroit Institute of Arts, 1650).” In Guercino, Master Draftsman: Works from North American Collections. Exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums, in conjunction with Nuova Alfa. Cambridge, 1991, pp. 131–34, cat. 57 (ill., recto and verso).

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Ghetti, Enrico. "Da 'Madonna della neve' ad 'Assunzione della Vergine.' Un' altra pala del Guercino per Sebastiano Fabri." Paragone 69, no. 141 (September 2018): pp. 52; 72 (pl. 56).