Stage set for the marriage of Ferdinand de' Medici and Christine of Lorraine in Florence in 1589; Necessity holding a spindle, seated on a cloud supported by the Fates, surrounded by the planets and Astraea, with sirens beneath

Artist:
Agostino Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1557–1602 Parma)
Artist:
After Andrea Boscoli (Italian, Florence ca. 1560–1608 Rome)
Artist:
After Bernardo Buontalenti (Bernardo delle Girandole) (Italian, Florence ca. 1531–1608 Florence)
Publisher:
Filippo Suchielli (Italian, active Siena, ca. 1589–92)
Date:
1589–92
Medium:
Etching and engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 5/8 × 13 13/16 in. (24.5 × 35.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.2182
Not on view
The drawing for the print is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (inv.no. E 1186-1931).
Inscription: Lettered at lower left corner in reverse: 'A.C.F.'; lower center: 'Filippo Suchielli for. Siena'
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Bartsch XVIII.106.121; TIB commentary 39.3901.186 (counterproof of second state); DeGrazia Bohlin 1979 no. 153 (counterproof of second state)
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

TIB The Illustrated Bartsch - Commentary Volumes. 1978–.

Diane DeGrazia Bohlin Prints and related drawings by the Carracci family. Washington DC, 1979.