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Orpheus and Eurydice; Endymion and Diana (Artemis); the rape of Europa by Jupiter (Zeus). Etching by P. Aquila after Annibale Carracci.

Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609.
Date
[between 1670 and 1679?]

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According to the painter Franceso Albani, Annibale Carracci was dissatisfied with his depiction of Diana and Endymion as it looked as if she was delousing him ("Io mentre vivea detto Annibale lo sentii dire che volevar buttar giù quella su Diana dicendo a me che pare 'spidochiasse il suo caro amante Endemione" (Cacho Casal, loc. cit.)

Lettering

Immemor Euridices denuo ad inferos retracta. Non sinit Endimion te pectoris esse severi Cintia dulcis Amor caelo deduxit ab alto. Latmia saxa petis, quaerens solatia flammae; Sylvarumque, canumque simul, simul immemor arcus. Europa a Iove, sub tauri forma, in Cretam abducta. Annibal Carraccius pinx in aedibus Farnesianis … Petrus Aquila delin et sculp.

Publication/Creation

Romae [Rome] (ad Templ. S. Mariae de Pace) : Io. Iacob. de Rubeis formis ... cum priv. S. Pont, [between 1670 and 1679?]

Physical description

1 print

Publications note

M. Cacho Casal, 'Francesco Albani's New Year's greetings in an unpublished letter', The Burlington magazine, 2014, 156: 21-25

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 11614i

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  • Latin


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