Guido Reni

Study for "St. Philip Neri Curing Pope Clement VIII of Gout" (Illustration to "Vita di S. Filippo Neri")

c. 1610
This drawing represents the miraculous healing of Pope Clement VIII from the affliction of gout of the hands by Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratorian order in Rome. It was made for a book of engravings Reni designed to illustrate a biography, published in 1625, of this devout reformist who was canonized in 1622. For the printmaker, Reni finally produced a less dynamic design than this one, today in the Uffizi.
Artist
Title
Study for "St. Philip Neri Curing Pope Clement VIII of Gout" (Illustration to "Vita di S. Filippo Neri")
Date
c. 1610
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and brown ink over red chalk on laid paper, mounted on tan laid paper
Dimensions
21.9 x 16.3 cm
Nationality
Italian
Credit line
Purchased 1983
Accession number
28150