Frankfurt, Shirn Kunsthalle, Guido Reni und Europa, Ruhm und Nachruhm, 1988-89, p. 310, no. B22, reproduced
D. Detholff, ed., Drawing: Masters and Methods. Raphael to Redon, London 1992, p. 142, fig. 12
These are studies for the hands and drapery of the Virgin Mary in Reni's Crucifixion, painted in 1617-18 for the Capuchin church just outside Bologna and now in the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna.1 It is one of the artist's most admired early works. Two other preparatory studies for the figure of the Virgin are known, one in a German private collection and one at Capodimonte, Naples, but this study shows her hands in positions closest to the final painting.2
1. D. Stephen Pepper, Guido Reni, A Complete Catalogue of his Works, Oxford 1984, no. 55, p. 234, reproduced pl. 82
2. Veronika Birke, Guido Reni Zeichnungen, exhib. cat., Vienna, Albertina 1981, p. 95, figs. 22, 23
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