Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk or charcoal, scribbles in a darker brown ink at upper right (recto); pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash (verso)
sheet: 5 1/16 x 9 7/16 in. (12.8 x 24 cm) maximum, arch-shaped
Rogers Fund, 1962
Not on view
Inscription: The verso is annotated by an early hand, at top right, in pen and brown ink: "Lettere / et [...]".
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints by the Carracci," April 24, 1973–July 1, 1973.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome. "L'idea del Bello. Viaggio per Roma nel Seicento con Giovan Pietro Bellori," March 29, 2000–June 26, 2000.
Roseline Bacou "Two Unpublished Drawings by Annibale Carracci for the Palazzo Farnese." Master Drawings. vol. 2, no. 1, New York, 1964, pp. 40-44, pls. 32, v. 33, ill.
John Rupert Martin The Farnese Gallery. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1965, p. 246, no. 30, figs. 103, 133.
Jacob Bean Drawings and Prints by the Carracci. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (April 24-July 1, 1973). New York, 1973, no. 15, repr.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, pp. 69-70, no. 100, fig. 100.
Silvia Ginzburg Annibale Carracci a Roma. Gli affreschi di Palazzo Farnese. Rome, 2000, p. 51 and note 23 (as possibly by Agostino Carracci).
Evelina Borea et. al L'idea del Bello. Viaggio per Roma nel Seicento con Giovan Pietro Bellori. Exh. cat., Palazzo delle Esposizioni (March 29-June 26, 2000). Rome, 2000, vol. 2, p. 233, no. IV.2 (as Annibale Carracci, entry by Catherine Loisel).