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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Carracci, Annibale, born 1560 - died 1609
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1580-1609 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carracci, Annibale, born 1560 - died 1609 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    sepia pen and ink and wash

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.291

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 19

Physical description

Allegorical subject for a book illustration; Nude female figure stepping upon a globe; Cupid above, supporting drapery, on which a cardinal's arms are designed, a trophy on the left, and a fallen crown and turban on the right; There is a signature on the drawing of Friederich Inspach, who was probably a former owner.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, drawn)

Date

ca. 1580-1609 (made)

Artist/maker

Carracci, Annibale, born 1560 - died 1609 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

sepia pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

There is a signature on the drawing of Friederich Inspach, who was probably a former owner.

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in, Width: 3 in

Object history note

There is a signature on the drawing of Friederich Inspach, who was probably a former owner.

Descriptive line

Carracci, Annibale; Allegorical subject for a book illustration; Nude female stepping upon a globe; Cupid above, supporting drapery, on which a cardinal's arms are designed, a trophy on the left, and a fallen crown and turban on the right; Bolognese School; ca. 1580-1609.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Ward-Jackson, Peter, Italian Drawings. Volume II. 17th-18th century, London, 1979, p. 100

The following is the full text of the entry:

Allegory

An illegible inscription, possibly German, in the lower margin in a darker ink
Pen and ink and wash; the outlines incised with a stylus
5 5/8 x 3 (143 x 76) Dyce 291

PROVENANCE Dyce Bequest 1869

LITERATURE <i>Dyce Catalogue</i> no. 291 (as Annibale Carracci)
The drawing shows a naked woman, her right foot upon a globe, and a flag in her right hand. A crown and cloak hang upon a branch of the tree beside her, and a winged putto holds out above her head a canopy decorated with the arms of a cardinal, probably the three bees of Barberini. Enclosed in a framing line in ink. Probably a design for an engraving. The old attribution seems to have no justification. The <i>Dyce Catalogue</i> gives the inscription as <i>Friederich Inspach</i>, but this reading does not seem correct. A similar subject is represented an etching of Simone Cantarini (Bartsc 19, p. 143, no. 34)•

Materials

Pen and wash; Sepia

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Nude; Drapery; Turban; Globe; Cupid; Woman

Categories

Drawings; Illustration; Allegory

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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