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Production People
Francesco Faraone Aquila (Attributed to)artist bio
Aquila, Francesco Faraone
b c.1676; d c.1740

Annibale Carracci (After)artist bio
Carracci, Annibale
b Bologna, bapt 3 Nov 1560; d Rome, 15 July 1609
Title / Description
Pieta with St Francis of Assisi and Mary Magdalene
 
Technique
etching, engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
473 x 328 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed with dedication in the margin: 'Al. M Ill.re Sig:r mio e Pad.ne oss:mo Il Sig:r Caualiere Gio: Lorenzo Bernini [..]'
State
early state
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Le Blanc I.51.5 info
Charles Le Blanc, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, 4 vols., Paris 1854-90
 
Comment
Le Blanc [1854-90] lists this print under the name of Francesco Faraone Aquila, but the inscription suggests that it was Pietro Aquila who dedicated the print to Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It reproduces in reverse a painting by Annibale Carracci now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, inv. no. 198.
 
Inventory Number
8329
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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