Portrait of His Son, Antonio Carracci

A work made of red chalk on cream laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of red chalk on cream laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper.

Date:

1592/95

Artist:

Agostino Carracci
Italian, 1557-1602

About this artwork

Agostino Carracci’s training as an engraver and his careful study of the human form are evident in the execution of this portrait of his son Antonio, both in the vigorous strokes of the background and in the structure of the face. Antonio was probably twelve or thirteen years old when his father made this portrait of him.

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Artist

Agostino Carracci

Title

Portrait of His Son, Antonio Carracci

Origin

Italy

Date

1592–1595

Medium

Red chalk on cream laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "Ritrato di Antonio Caraggi da Agostino"; inscribed verso, lower left, in pen and brown ink (visible through mount): "Ritratto da Antonio Caracci, del. par Agostino"

Dimensions

361 x 256 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1973.152

Extended information about this artwork

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