Erminia Finding the Wounded Tancred, after Guercino
26.1 cm x 31.4 cm (10 1/4 in. x 12 3/8 in.)
Giovanni Battista Pasqualini
(1585 - after 1630)
Medium and Support:
Etching and engraving
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Especially due to the interest in his drawings, Guercino maintained a team of printmakers to reproduce his designs. Oliviero Gatti was the first to approximate the artist’s graphic virtuosity or to convey the sensuousness of his early paintings. The most prolific and important, Gatti’s pupil Pasqualini, dedicated his entire career to such interpretations. This vivid impression reproduces a painting of the same year with a scene from Tasso’s Jerusalem Freed. A painting of similar style, the Penitent Magdalene, is on view in the Blanton's European galleries The Steinberg Collection includes numerous prints from Guercino’s immediate circle as well as later translations of his drawings.