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Production People
Agostino Carracci (Print made by)artist bio
Carracci, Agostino
b Bologna, 15 Aug 1557; d Parma, 22 March 1602
Title / Description
Portrait of Pope Innocent IX
 
Date
1591
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
260 x 203 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed lower right with monogram: 'A.C.F.', inscribed in the cartouche upper right: 'INNOCENTIVS IX/PONT. MAX. [...]', and dated: 'M.D.XCI'
State
first state of two
 
Watermark
no
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (without stamp)
 
References
Bartsch XVIII.118.149 (first state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bohlin 1979, no. 194 (only state) info
Diane DeGrazia Bohlin, Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family: A Catalogue Raisonné, National Gallery of Art, Washington 1979

Bohn in TIB 1995, 3901.183.S1 (first state of two) info
Babette Bohn, Italian Masters of the Sixteenth-Century: Agostino Carracci, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 39, Part 1 (Commentary), New York 1995
 
Comment
In the second state of the print the pope's features have been changed to those of Pope Paul V. This state, of which a unique impression is found in Collezione d'arte della Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna, was described but not seen by Bartsch.
 
Inventory Number
6026
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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