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Hercules and Omphale

Artist:
After Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1560–1609 Rome)
Date:
1560–1609
Medium:
Red and black chalk; outlines partly pricked for transfer; framing outlines in black chalk
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 3/8 x 17 in. (39 x 43.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887
Accession Number:
87.12.82
Not on view
Inscription: The recto is annotated by an early hand, at bottom right, in pen and brown ink: "Annibale Caracci"; at bottom left, in lead point: "A. Carracci"; faintly by an early hand, at bottom left, in lead point: "752".
The verso is inscribed by an early hand, at bottom left, in blue: "752"; at bottom right, in blue: "752".
Cephas G. Thompson (American, 1809–1888); Donor: Cephas G. Thompson (American, 1809–1888)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.

Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 752, p. 43.

Hermann Voss Malerei des Barock in Rom. Berlin, 1924, fig. no. p. 171, p. 171, ill.



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