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Drawn to Perfection:
Annibale Carracci
Works on Paper
© Deborah Feller
Self-Portrait [Autoritratto col cappello
"a quatre'acque"] (April 17, 1593, oil on
canvas, 9½ x 7⅞ in [24 x 20 cm]).
Galle...
A Man Weighing Meat (c. 1582-83, red chalk on
beige paper, 1015/16 x 61/16 in [278 x 170 cm]).
Collection Her Majesty Quee...
A Domestic Scene (1582-1584, pen with brown and
gray-black ink, brush with gray and brown wash,
over black chalk, 12⅞ x 9¼...
The Virgin and Child Resting Outside a
City Gate (n.d., pen and brown ink,
brush with traces of brown wash, on
light brown...
The Meeting of Jason and King Aeëtes (c. 1584,
pen and black ink with gray-brown wash over black
chalk, squared twice in b...
The Meeting of Jason and King Aeëtes (c. 1584, pen and black ink with gray-
brown wash over black chalk, squared twice in ...
Polyphemus (early 1590s, black chalk with
traces of white heightening on blue-gray paper,
laid down, 1611/16 x13⅞ in [42.4...
Sheet of Caricatures (c. 1595, ink on
paper, 7⅞ x 5⅛ [20.1 x 13.9 cm]).
British Museum, London.
Profile Portrait of a Boy (1584-1585), red chalk
on ivory paper, 813/16 x 6⅜ in [22.4 x 16.2]).
Galleria degli Uffizi, Gab...
Head of a Boy (c. 1585-1590, black chalk on
reddish brown paper, laid down, 227/16 x 915/16 in
[316 x 252 cm] including a ...
Head of a Smiling Young Man (c. 1590-92, black chalk on
gray-blue paper with added strips at top and bottom, laid
down, 15...
The Lutenist Mascheroni (c. 1593-1594, red chalk
heightened with white chalk on reddish brown
paper, the lower left corner...
Project for the Decoration of the Farnese Gallery
(1597-98, red chalk with pen and brown ink on
cream paper, 15 ¼ x 10⅜ in...
Palazzo Farnese Ceiling
(fresco, 1597/98-1601).
Rome, Italy.
Atlas Herm with Arms Raised (1598-99, black
chalk heightened with white on gray-blue paper,
189/16 x 14¼ in [47.2 x 36.3 c...
A Seated Ignudi with a Garland (1598-99, black chalk
heightened with white chalk on gray paper, 16¼ x 16⅛ in
[41.2 x 41 cm...
Study of a Recumbent Nude, Lying on his Side
(n.d, black chalk with white and pink heightening,
on gray-blue paper, 14½ x ...
An Execution (1600-03, pen and brown ink on dark cream paper, laid down,
7½ x 119/16 in [19 x 29.3 cm]). Collection Her Ma...
Danaë (1604-05, pen and brown ink on cream paper,
laid down, upper right corner cut, 7⅝ x 10⅛ in [19.4 x
25.7 cm]). Collec...
Self-Portrait on an Easel and
Other Studies (c. 1604, pen and
ocher-brown ink on cream paper,
9¾ x 7⅛ in [24.8 x 18.1 cm])...
Self-Portrait (c. 1600, pen and brown ink
on buff paper, laid down on another
sheet on which is drawn a decorative
border ...
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Annibale Carracci's Drawings

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Annibale Carracci lived and worked in the late 16th / early 17th century and returned the art of drawing to the prominence it deserves.

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Annibale Carracci's Drawings

  1. 1. Drawn to Perfection: Annibale Carracci Works on Paper © Deborah Feller
  2. 2. Self-Portrait [Autoritratto col cappello "a quatre'acque"] (April 17, 1593, oil on canvas, 9½ x 7⅞ in [24 x 20 cm]). Galleria Nazionale, Parma, Italy.
  3. 3. A Man Weighing Meat (c. 1582-83, red chalk on beige paper, 1015/16 x 61/16 in [278 x 170 cm]). Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Butcher Shop (1583, oil on canvas, 73 x 105 in [185 × 266 cm]). Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford, UK.
  4. 4. A Domestic Scene (1582-1584, pen with brown and gray-black ink, brush with gray and brown wash, over black chalk, 12⅞ x 9¼ in [32.8 x 23.6 cm]). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
  5. 5. The Virgin and Child Resting Outside a City Gate (n.d., pen and brown ink, brush with traces of brown wash, on light brown beige paper; traces of framing outlines in pen and brown ink, 7⅜ x 8½ in [18.8 x 21.6 cm]). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
  6. 6. The Meeting of Jason and King Aeëtes (c. 1584, pen and black ink with gray-brown wash over black chalk, squared twice in black and red chalk, 10 x 12⅜ in [25.4 x 31.5 cm]). Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany. The Meeting of Jason and King Aeëtes (c. 1584, fresco). Palazzo Fava, Bologna, Italy.
  7. 7. The Meeting of Jason and King Aeëtes (c. 1584, pen and black ink with gray- brown wash over black chalk, squared twice in black and red chalk, 10 x 12⅜ in [25.4 x 31.5 cm]). Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, Germany. Orpheus Holding a Lyre (before 1584, oiled black chalk over black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on gray-blue laid paper, mounted on wove paper, 16⅓ x 9⅓ in [41.5 x 23.8 cm[). National Gallery of Art, Ontario, Canada.
  8. 8. Polyphemus (early 1590s, black chalk with traces of white heightening on blue-gray paper, laid down, 1611/16 x13⅞ in [42.4 x 35.2 cm]). Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence, Italy.
  9. 9. Sheet of Caricatures (c. 1595, ink on paper, 7⅞ x 5⅛ [20.1 x 13.9 cm]). British Museum, London.
  10. 10. Profile Portrait of a Boy (1584-1585), red chalk on ivory paper, 813/16 x 6⅜ in [22.4 x 16.2]). Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Florence, Italy.
  11. 11. Head of a Boy (c. 1585-1590, black chalk on reddish brown paper, laid down, 227/16 x 915/16 in [316 x 252 cm] including a 2 cm horizontal strip added at the top). Musée du Louvre, Départment des Arts Graphiques, Paris, France.
  12. 12. Head of a Smiling Young Man (c. 1590-92, black chalk on gray-blue paper with added strips at top and bottom, laid down, 153/16 x 97/16 in [358 x 240 cm]). Musée du Louvre, Départment des Arts Graphiques, Paris, France. Madonna and Child in Glory with Six Saints (c. 1591-92, San Ludovico Altarpiece). Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, Italy.
  13. 13. The Lutenist Mascheroni (c. 1593-1594, red chalk heightened with white chalk on reddish brown paper, the lower left corner slightly cut, 163/ 16 x 113/16 in [411 x 284 cm]). Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria. The Lutenist Mascheroni (c. 1593-1594, pen and brown ink on cream paper, laid down, the lower left corner cut and made up, 77/16 x 415/16 [188 x 126]). Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Portrait of the Lutenist Mascheroni (c. 1593-1594, oil on canvas, [305/16 x 253/16 in 77 x 64 cm]). Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany.
  14. 14. Project for the Decoration of the Farnese Gallery (1597-98, red chalk with pen and brown ink on cream paper, 15 ¼ x 10⅜ in [38.8 x 26.4 cm]). Musée du Louvre, Départment des Arts Graphiques, Paris, France.
  15. 15. Palazzo Farnese Ceiling (fresco, 1597/98-1601). Rome, Italy.
  16. 16. Atlas Herm with Arms Raised (1598-99, black chalk heightened with white on gray-blue paper, 189/16 x 14¼ in [47.2 x 36.3 cm]). Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Italy. Atlas Herm (1598-99, red chalk on cream paper, laid down, 13⅝ x 713/16 in [34.5 x 19.8 cm]. Musée du Louvre, Départment des Arts Graphiques, Paris, France.
  17. 17. A Seated Ignudi with a Garland (1598-99, black chalk heightened with white chalk on gray paper, 16¼ x 16⅛ in [41.2 x 41 cm]). Musée du Louvre, Départment des Arts Graphiques, Paris, France. Detail of Ignudi and Herms, Palazzo Farnese Ceiling (fresco, 1597/98-1601). Rome, Italy.
  18. 18. Study of a Recumbent Nude, Lying on his Side (n.d, black chalk with white and pink heightening, on gray-blue paper, 14½ x 19⅔ in [36.8 x 49.9 cm]. Royal Library, Windsor, England. Study of a Recumbent Nude, Viewed from the Head (n.d., black chalk with white heightening on gray- blue paper, 8½ x 15½ [21.5 x 39.5 cm]). Musée du Louvre, Cabinet des Dessins, Paris, France.
  19. 19. An Execution (1600-03, pen and brown ink on dark cream paper, laid down, 7½ x 119/16 in [19 x 29.3 cm]). Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  20. 20. Danaë (1604-05, pen and brown ink on cream paper, laid down, upper right corner cut, 7⅝ x 10⅛ in [19.4 x 25.7 cm]). Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Titian, Danaë (1545, oil on canvas, 47.2 × 67.7 in [120 × 172 cm]). Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.
  21. 21. Self-Portrait on an Easel and Other Studies (c. 1604, pen and ocher-brown ink on cream paper, 9¾ x 7⅛ in [24.8 x 18.1 cm]). Collection Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Self-Portrait on an Easel (c. 1604, oil on canvas). The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Daniele da Volterra (Daniele Ricciarelli), Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) (c. 1544, oil on wood, 34¾ x 25¼ in [88.3 x 64.1 cm]). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
  22. 22. Self-Portrait (c. 1600, pen and brown ink on buff paper, laid down on another sheet on which is drawn a decorative border in pen and black ink with gray wash over graphite, 5¼ x 4 in [13.3 x 10.2 cm]). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California.

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