About This Artwork

Annibale Carracci
Italian, 1560-1609

Landscape with Man Sleeping beneath Tree (recto); Landscape with a Horseman (verso), 1595

Pen and brown ink (recto) and pen and brown, purple, red, and green inks (verso) on cream laid paper
304 x 225 mm
Inscribed recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "Anibale C…acci 1595"

Inscribed verso, upper left, in red chalk: no. 40; in pen and brown ink a/.05; along left edge, in pen and brown ink: Annibale Carracci; lower left, in red chalk: Annibale Carracci fec; in graphite: no. 2; lower right, in graphite: A. Carracci…

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, 1998.102

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Leicester, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, "The Ellesmere Collection of Old Master Drawings," 1954, cat. 64, pl. XV, cat. by P. A. Tomory.

London, P and D Colnaghi and Company, "A Loan Exhibition of Drawings by the Carracci and other MAsters from the Collection of the Earl of Ellesmere," January 25-February 22, 1955.

Newcastle upon Tyne, King's College, The Hatton Gallery, "The Carracci: Drawings and Paintings," November-December 1961, cat. 99, pl. XXVII.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Drawings and Prints by the Carracci," 1973, n.p.

Cambridge,Mass., Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, "Italian Drawings and Prints around 1600," 1975.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Old Master Drawings," 1976, pp. 76–77, cat. 92, cat. by Ebria Feinblatt.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Gifts of a Lifetime," 1998–99, checklist 12.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection," June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 41, cat. 16 (ill.).

Publication History

Michael Jaffé, “Some Pen Drawings of Landscape with Figures by Annibale Carracci,” Bulletin du Musée hongrois des beaux–arts 25 (1964), pp. 88–89.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh, “Drawings in the Art Institute of Chicago,”Master Drawings 38:3 (Fall 2000), p. 247.

Ownership History

Lord Hampden (died 1825), Glynde Place. Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830), London; sold by Samuel Woodburn, London to Lord Francis Egerton, First Earl of Ellesmere (1800–1857), London [his stamp (Lugt Suppl. 2710b) recto, lower right, in black]; sold, Sotheby's, London, July 11, 1972, lot 58, to Robert M. Light, Boston for Dorothy Braude Edinburg; given to the Art Institute, 1998.

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