Drawing

ca. 1580-1609 (made)
Drawing thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
sepia pen and ink and wash
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 5.5in
  • Width: 3in
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
There is a signature on the drawing of Friederich Inspach, who was probably a former owner.
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Object history
There is a signature on the drawing of Friederich Inspach, who was probably a former owner.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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)•
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.291

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