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Inscription

by seventeenth-century hand, lower left corner, pen and brown ink, Guerchin; by later hand, verso upper right, graphite: 40 [underlined]; center left, 4186/ I

Marks and Labels

collector stamps: black circle with letters or figure inside [illegible]; Henri Joachim Delacroix, Paris 1873-1937 (L. 3604)

Provenance

Henri Joachim Delacroix (1873-1937), Paris. David Rust; gift to NGA 2012.

Exhibition History
1965
Art in Italy, 1600-1700. The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1965, no. 104 (repr.)(entry by Frederick Cummings).
1969
Il Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, 1591-1666). Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna. no. 29 (repr.)(Denis Mahon).
1982
Bolognese Drawings in North American Collections, 1500-1800. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1982, no. 50 (repr.)(Mimi Cazort and Catherine Johnston).
1991
Guercino, Master Draftsman: Works from North American Collections. Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Cleveland Museum of Art, 1991, no. 5 (David M. Stone).
Bibliography
1965
Hibbard, Howard, and Milton Lewine. "Seicento at Detroit." The Burlington Magazine 107, no. 748 (July 1965): 371, no 104.
1965
Mahon, Denis. "Stock-taking in Seicento Studies." Apollo 82, no. 45 (November 1965): 385 (fig. 9), 386, 391 note 30.
2012
Grasselli, Margaret Morgan. "Guercino, Hercules Slaying the Hydra." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 47 (Fall 2012): 17-18, color repro.