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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

A presumed self-portrait

Overview

Creator: Annibale Carracci (Bologna 1560-Rome 1609) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1585-90
Materials: 
Black chalk, heightened with white, on grey-green paper
Dimensions: 
38.0 x 25.0 cm
RCIN 
902254
Reference(s): 
RL 2254
W(C) 360
Acquirer: George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820), when King of Great Britain (1760-1800)
Provenance: 
Purchased by George III, 1762
Description:

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.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours