Crawling Male Figure (Cacus).

Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1560–1609 Rome)

Charcoal or soft black chalk, highlighted with traces of white chalk, on blue-gray paper faded light brown.
sheet: 15 3/16 x 19 5/8 in. (38.5 x 49.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: The recto is annotated by an early hand, at bottom left, in blue chalk: "93".

  • Provenance

    Donor: Walter C. Baker - in New York in 1972

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 9, 2006–April 9, 2006.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 9, 2006–April 6, 2009.

  • References

    Jacob Bean Drawings and Prints by the Carracci. Exh. cat.: April 24-July 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973, cat. no. 14.

    Jacob Bean (Baker Collection entries) Great Private Collections. Douglas Cooper -, New York, 1963, fig. no. p. 30, p. 30, ill.

    Michael Jaffé "Some Drawings by the Carracci." in Paragone. vol. 7, no. 83, London, 1956, fig. no. pl. 4, pp. 12, 13, ill.

    Michael Jaffé "The Master Hand of Rubens [review of Julius Held', "Rubens, Selected Drawings," vol. I]" in Art News. vol. 58, 1959, p. 62.

    Julius S. Held Rubens: Selected Drawings. London, 1959, p. 113.

    The Walter C. Baker Collection of Master Drawings. Exh. cat.: MMA, June- September. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1960.

    A. Hyatt Mayor, Daniel Wildenstein Centennial Loan Exhibition, Drawings and Watercolors from Alumnae and Their Families. Exh. cat. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1961, cat. no. 27, fig. no. 27.

    Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 26, p. 27, ill.

    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. 9, fig. no. 9, ill.

    Donald Posner Annibale Carracci: A Study in the Reform of Italian Painting Around 1590. vol. 1, 5. Phaidon, London, 1971, vol. 2, p. 33.

    Gianfranco Malafarina, J. Patrick Cooney L'opera completa di Annibale Carracci. Milan, 1976, cat. no. 3, fig. no. 3, appendix 3, 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. 98, fig. no. 98, p. 67, ill.

    Jadranka Bentini, Angelo Mazza , eds. Disegni emiliani del Sei-Settecento: I grandi cicli di affreschi. Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), 1990, (text by Mario di Giampaolo), fig. no. 2.1, 24, ill.

    Catherine Loisel Ludovico, Agostino, Annibale Carracci. Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques, Inventaire géneral des dessins italiens, Paris, 2004, fig. no. 52, p. 46, ill.

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