Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

A woman personifying night carries two babies over the land, representing sleep and death. Etching by F. Bartolozzi, 1764, after Annibale Carracci.

  • Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609.
Date
[1764?]
Reference
11680i
  • Pictures

Selected images from this work


About this work

Description

The subject is described in the Base Joconde entry for the Chantilly painting as "La nuit portant le sommeil et la mort"

Publication/Creation

[London?] : [publisher not identified], [1764?]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 27.2 x 40.5 cm

Lettering

Anibale Caracci inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp. Londra 1764.

References note

G. Malafarina and J.P. Cooney, L'opera completa di Annibale Carracci, Milano 1976, no. 129a (drawing in Dresden)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11680i

Reproduction note

After a drawing latterly in the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, no. C 455 (Malafarina, loc. cit.). The drawing is a study for a painting by Annibale Carracci probably dating from 1602-3 in the Musée Condé, Chantilly. The Chantilly version was commissioned by Cardinal Odoardo Farnese for the Palazetto Farnese in Rome; according to the Base Joconde website (2019), it was the Chantilly version that was engraved by Bartolozzi. Ther eis a related painting in the Royal Collection at Windsor. According to the Royal Collection catalogue (no. RCIN 403246), the Windsor painting is an old copy of the Chantilly painting

Languages

  • Latin
  • Italian


Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    11680i.1
    OpenOnline request
  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    OpenOnline request

Permanent link