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An image of The Madonna protecting two members of a confraternity by Agostino Carracci, after Paolo Veronese

Agostino Carracci

(Italy 15 Aug 1557 – 22 Mar 1602)

after Paolo Veronese

(Italy 1528 – 1602)

Title
The Madonna protecting two members of a confraternity
Year
1582
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Edition
iii of 3 states
Dimensions

29.5 x 21.5 cm image; 29.9 x 21.9 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
Accession number
240.1985
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Further information

Of the three Carracci artists (the brothers Agostino and Annibale, and their cousin Lodovico), Agostino was the first to make prints, and this became his primary activity. Around 1580 he went to Parma and Venice and made prints after the works of Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Correggio. He also made engravings after his own designs. By the end of the decade Agostino’s reputation as the leading engraver in Italy was firmly established.

Bibliography (5)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 177

Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 7. no catalogue numbers

Bruce James, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'How Great Thou Art', pg. 12, Sydney, 29 Aug 1998, 12s (illus.). Appearing in the Spectrum Arts section.

Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 8. no catalogue numbers

Author Unknown, Splendour of the Baroque: Painting in Bologna from 1550 to 1750, Sydney, 1993. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (7)

Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Sep 1986–23 Nov 1986

Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991

Splendour of the Baroque: Painting from Bologna 1550 to 1750:

Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998

Light from Shadow, the role of chiaroscuro in spatial imaging, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, 22 Oct 2003–29 Nov 2003

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006

European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014