ATTRIBUTED TO GUERCINO, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI (1591-1666) OR THE CIRCLE OF: A RED CHALK STUDY OF A MALE PROFILE,
24.5cm x 20cm
The red chalk drawing on paper depicting a study of a man's face and upper body, in a pensive position. The drawing on paper, laid on paper, labelled in pencil to verso 'Guercino da cento'. Originally mounted in a frame and glazed. The drawing has been removed from the frame for inspection.
Light reveals an octagonal or decagonal watermark on the paper over the man's face (see photos)