Anteros Victorious

Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1560–1609 Rome)

Red chalk
sheet: 8 13/16 x 6 1/4 in. (22.4 x 16 cm)
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: The recto is annotated by an early hand, at bottom left, in pen and brown ink: "Annibale Caracci". The verso is annotated, at lower center, in graphite: "Gray"; at bottom right: "22116 ap" (?); "A17146/CF1-1-".

    Marking: Stamp, at lower right, Lionel Lucas (Lugt supp. 1733a)

  • Provenance

    Lionel Lucas (British, 1822–1862 London)(Lugt supp. 1733a); Claude Lucas (British); Christie's, London, December 9, 1949, no. 67,as L. Carracci; Hugh N. Squire (London)- purchased in 1962

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 12, 2004–April 4, 2004.

  • References

    Exhibition of Old Master Drawings. Ex. cat., April 18 - May 26. P. & D. Colnaghi & Co, 1950, cat. no. 10.

    Jacob Bean Drawings and Prints by the Carracci. Exh. cat.: April 24-July 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973, cat. no. 16.

    Ralph Holland, London The Carracci, Drawings and Prints. Exhibition Catalogue: The Hatton Gallery. Newcastle upon Tyne, 1961, cat. no. 136, fig. no. 36, ill.

    Michael Jaffé "The Carracci at Newcastle." in Burlington Magazine. vol. 104, London, January 1962, fig. no. pl. 29, p. 26, ill.

    Jacob Bean "Form and Function in Italian Drawings: Observations on Several New Acquisitions." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 21, no. 7, New York, March 1963, fig. no. cover, p. 231, ill.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 27, fig. no. 27, ill.

    John Rupert Martin The Farnese Gallery. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1965, cat. no. 125, fig. no. 240, ill.

    Walter Vitzthum "Review: The Farnese Gallery (by John Rupert Martin, Princeton, 1965)." Master Drawings. vol. 4, no. 1, New York, 1966, fig. no. pl. 35, p. 48., ill.

    Walter Vitzthum "Review: Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. 2: The Seventeenth Century in Italy (Exh. cat., New York, MMA and PML, by Jacob Bean and Felice Stampfle, 1967)." Burlington Magazine. vol. 109, London, April 1967, p. 253.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. II: The Seventeenth Century in Italy. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, February 23-April 22, 1967, cat. no. 11, fig. no. 11, ill.

    Major Themes in Roman Baroque Art from Regional Collections. Exh. cat., Mead Art Building, Amherst College. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Mead Art Building, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1974, cat. no. 7.

    Jacob Bean (but catalogue not signed), The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roman Artists of the 17th Century: Drawings and Prints. Exh. cat., November 2, 1976-January 16, 1977. New York, 1976.

    Gianfranco Malafarina, J. Patrick Cooney L'opera completa di Annibale Carracci. Milan, 1976, cat. no. 104Z, fig. no. 104Z, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 101, fig. no. 101, pp. 70, 71, ill.

    Daniele Benati, Diane De Grazia, Gail Feigenbaum et. al. The Drawings of Annibale Carracci Ex. cat., The National Gallery of Art. Washington D.C., 1999, (entry by Gail Feigenbaum), cat. no. 54, pp. 184-85, ill.

  • See also