Thursday, January 1, 2015

Barbieri Angels

Angel of Annunciation

Angel Guardino

Angel of Annunciation

A small collection of drawings by Giovanni Francesco Barbiere (1591-1666) – more familiarly remembered as Guercino, that shining light of the Roman Baroque.  

St. Matthew & the Angel

Elderly Figure

David with the Head of Goliath

Alexander the Great

Youth in Profile

St John the Evangelist with Serpent

Body of St. Petronilla Raised

Body of St. Petronilla Mourned

Martyrdom of St. James the Greater


Holy Family with St. John the Baptist & St. Anne

Young Man Reading

Most of these drawings were purchased for the Crown by George III in the 18th century. Today they are preserved in the Royal Collection.