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Head of a girl supporting her cheek on her hand

Reni, Guido (draughtsman)

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Head of a girl supporting her cheek on her hand


Reni, Guido follower of (draughtsman) [ULAN info: Italian artist, 1575-1642]







Technique Description

red, black, yellow and brown chalk on discoloured white paper, pasted down


height: 359 mm
width: 254 mm


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1958-11-21 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

John Skippe (1742-1812) who presumably purchased it together with the rest of his collection from a Monastery in Venice, c. 1773; the collection passed by inheritance, after his death, to the Martin family; the drawings were inherited by James Martin's son early in the 19th century and eventually passed, after having been inherited by successive members of the Martin family, to Edward Holland, through the latter's mother; upon the death of Edward Holland in 1916 they passed, subject to the life interest of his sister, Mrs Rayner-Wood, to Edward Holland-Martin, his nephew; sold at Christie's, 21 November 1958, lot 177e, bt. by Colnaghi's on behalf of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for 42 gns., together with four other drawings, from which two were retained (PD.65-1958, Isaac Oliver, and PD.67-1958, School of Guido Reni) (purchase price: £46 6s 0d)


red chalk (medium)
black chalk (medium)
yellow chalk (medium)
brown chalk (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.66-1958 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 7782; Input Date: 2000-06-20 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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