Pen and black ink and brush and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, over black chalk, on blue laid paper, squared in black chalk
Inscribed recto, lower center, in brush and brown ink: “Macc…”
42.4 × 56.6 cm (16 3/4 × 22 5/16 in.)
Gift of Jean and Steven Goldman
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Le dessin à Bologne, 1580–1620: La réforme des trois Carrachi (Paris: Musée du Louvre, 1994), pp. 64–65, under no. 40.
Ann Sutherland Harris, “Agostino Carracci’s Inventions: Pen-and-Ink Studies, 1582–1602,” Master Drawings 38:4 (2000), pp. 400–02, fig. 10.
Ann Sutherland Harris, “Letter,” Master Drawings 39 (2001), p. 435.
Alessandro Brogi, Ludovico Carracci (Bologna: Ozzano Emilia, 2001), vol. I:113.
Art Institute of Chicago, Drawn to Italian Drawings: The Goldman Collection, Oct 18, 2008–Jan. 18, 2009, pp. 202–03, 316, cat. 84 (color ill.).
Art Institute of Chicago, Strokes of Genius: Italian Drawings from the Goldman Collection, Nov. 1, 2014–Feb. 1, 2015, hors cat..
Paolo Coccapani, bishop of Reggio Emilia, by 1640. George, Third Earl of Cholmondeley [stamps (Lugt 537 and 1149), recto, lower left, in black]. Alistair Matthews, Poole, Dorset. P. G. Waite, Madison, Wisconsin, by 1974; sold, Sotheby’s, London, July 7, 2005, lot 112. Sold by W. M. Brady, New York, to Jean and Steven Goldman, 2007; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.
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