Wilton album, folio 41: The Drunken Silenus (Tazza Farnese)

Annibale Carracci Italian

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On folio 41 of the Wilton Album
For more information on the Wilton album see entry for 27.78.1(1-428)
The impression was taken from a shallow silver vessel - the so-called Tazza Farnese - engraved by Annibale Carracci for Cardinal Odoardo Farnese, and now in the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. Carracci produced a number of preparatory drawings for this design: a highly developed one is at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1972.133.4). For the Paniere Farnese, engraved by Francesco Villamena after Carracci, thought to have been a companion piece for this object, see the entry for 27.78.1(149).

Wilton album, folio 41: The Drunken Silenus (Tazza Farnese), Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1560–1609 Rome), Engraving printed from shallow silver cup

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