Thursday Summer Fun

Guercino: A Noble Creature

Aldrovandi Dog, c. 1625
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino
Italian, 1591-1666
Oil on canvas
44 x 68-1/4 in. (111.8 x 173.4 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1984.2.P

Guercino: A Noble Creature

Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Thursday Summer Fun

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino, was an Italian painter who was often commissioned to create religious pictures and portraits of nobility. Count Filippo Aldrovandi requested a painting of one of his favorite animals—his dog. Create a hand puppet of your own favorite animal or one of your pets.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–10. | No reservations needed