Ludovico Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1555–1619 Bologna)
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over traces of black chalk; squared in red chalk
sheet: 16 7/16 x 11 7/16 in. (41.7 x 29.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1965
Not on view
Marking: Unidentified collector's stamp, most probably Italian, with interlaced "GG" (Lugt 1156).
Morgan Library & Museum, New York. "Drawings from New York Collections, II. The Seventeenth Century in Italy," February 23, 1967–April 22, 1967.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints by the Carracci," April 24, 1973–July 1, 1973.
Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. II: The Seventeenth Century in Italy. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 1967, no, 4, repr.
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.
Donald Posner Annibale Carracci: A Study in the Reform of Italian Painting Around 1590. vol. 1, 5. Phaidon, London, 1971, p. 161, and note 30.
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. 1, repr.
Dessins de la Collection His de la Salle. Exh. cat., Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Dijon, 1974, p. 25, no. 13.
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, pp. 80-81, no. 108, repr.
Catherine Legrand Le dessin à Bologne 1580-1620. La réforme des trois Carracci. Exh. cat., Paris, Louvre. Paris, 1994, p. 112.
Marina Cellini "Lucio Massari." in La Scuola dei Carracci. I seguaci di Annibale e Agostino. edited by Nicosetta Roio, Modena, 1995, p. 230 n. 53.
Babette Bohn Ludovico Carracci and the Art of Drawing. Belgium, 2004, p. 555, no. R40, repr. (Babette Bohn rejected the attribution to Ludovico Carracci and instead suggests that Agostino Carracci made this drawing as a preparatory sketch for a painting.).