Annibale Carracci (1560—1609) leading prominent figure at the end of the 16th century in the movement against the prevailing Mannerist artificiality of Italian painting.
Carracci and his cousin They worked together early in their careers, and it is not easy to distinguish their shares in, for example, the cycle of frescos in the Palazzo Fava in Bologna (c.1583—84). In the early 1580s they opened a private teaching academy, which soon became a center for progressive art. It was originally called the Accademia dei Desiderosi (‘Desiderosi’ meaning ‘desirous of fame and learning’), but later changed its name to Academia degli Incamminati (Academy of the Progressives). In their teaching they laid special emphasis on drawing from the life (all three were outstanding graphic artists) and clear draughtsmanship became a quality particularly associated with artists of the Bolognese School, notably Domenichino and Reni two of the leading members of the following generation who trained with the Carracci.
Here we have a Lovely work from “Galeria Nel Palazzo Farnese in Roma” Plate 26 executed in etching and etched by the noted Giuseppe Maria Crespi (1665—1747). Printed on nice wove paper with good margin measuring 3.75 by 5.50 inches tall and in good condition. Inscribed in the plate Amm Carracci inv and Crespi and numbered plate no 26.
Giuseppe Maria Crespi (March 14, 1665 — July 16, 1747), nicknamed Lo Spagnuolo (“the Spanish One”), was an Italian late Baroque painter-engraver of the Bolognese School. His eclectic output includes religious paintings and portraits, but he is now most famous for his genre paintings.