Press release date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino (1591–1666), was arguably the most interesting and diverse draftsman of the Italian Baroque era, a natural virtuoso who created brilliant drawings in a broad range of media. The Morgan Library & Museum owns more than thirty-five works by the artist, and these are the subject of a focused exhibition, supplemented by a pair of loans from New York private collections. Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman opens at the Morgan October 4, 2019 and continues through February 2, 2020.