Circle of Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-1609 Rome)
Circle of Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-1609 Rome)
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Circle of Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-1609 Rome)

A river landscape with a town beyond (recto); A mountainous landscape with travellers (verso)

Details
Circle of Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-1609 Rome)
A river landscape with a town beyond (recto); A mountainous landscape with travellers (verso)
with inscription ‘paysage’ (verso)
traces of red chalk (recto), pen and brown ink (recto and verso), brown wash (recto), watermark double encircled emblem (cf. Heawood 1636)
7 ¾ x 10 ¾ in. (19.8 x 27.5 cm)
Provenance
Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d’Argenville (1680-1765) (L. 2951, his inscription and number ‘3629’).
with Hans Calmann, London, from whom acquired by Robert Landolt.
Literature
J. Labbé, L. Bicart-Sée, La Collection de dessins dAntoine-Joseph Dézallier dArgenville, Paris, 1996, p. 340, no. 3629.
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Lot Essay


Imaginary landscapes such as the two on the present sheet were produced in great numbers by the Carracci studio and their followers, many of which sheets are preserved in the Musée du Louvre (see C. Loisel, Inventaire général des dessins italiens, VII, Ludovico, Agostino, Annibale Carracci, Paris, 2004, nos. 786-841, ill.).
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