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The Virgin and the Child with St John the Baptist
  • The Virgin and the Child with St John the Baptist

    TitleThe Virgin and the Child with St John the Baptist
  • Technique/ MaterialPen and brown ink, grey wash over sketch in black chalk on paper. Verso: See NMH 946/1863
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 30,6 x 26,6 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Ludovico Carracci, Italian, born 1555, dead 1619. Manner of
    Former attribution: Annibale Carracci, Italian, born 1560, dead 1609
  • CategoryDrawings, Free-hand drawings
  • ClassificationDrawing
  • Geographical originItalien
  • Inventory No.NMH 945/1863
  • AcquisitionÖvertagande 1866 från Kongl. Museum
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    Inscribed in pen and brown ink at lower right: Carraci and numbered at lower right: 795 (Sparre) and 64 (struck out). Numbered in pen and brown ink at upper left: 849.

    A drawing of exactly the same subject, attributed to Ludovico, in Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo. It further demonstrates similarities with a drawing in the Uffizi of the Holy family in a landscape, to day considered a work by Agostino as well as a drawing of Virgin and Child (in reverse) in the British Museum. Catherine Loisel finds an attribution of this drawing to Annibale most plausible. [Bjurström, It. Drawings, cat. no. 1391 (recto)]