Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-Rome 1609)
A presumed self-portrait c.1585-90
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey-green paper | 38.0 x 25.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 902254
As a young man Annibale Carracci, together with his brother Agostino and cousin Ludovico, founded an informal academy in Bologna that emphasised drawing from the life as the foundation of artistic practice. This is thought to be a self-portrait by Annibale.
ProvenancePurchased by George III, 1762
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