(b. 1591, Cento, d. 1666, Bologna)

Sketch for Aurora

Red chalk on paper, 271 x 248 mm
Courtauld Gallery, London

This sketch is for Aurora in Guercino's ceiling painting in the Casino dell'Aurora in Rome. A series of drawings show that the artist worked intensively on the design of the composition and the individual pictorial motifs.

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