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An image of Portrait of Giovanni Gabrielli, called 'Il Sivello' by Agostino Carracci

Agostino Carracci

(Italy 15 Aug 1557 – 22 Mar 1602)

Title
Portrait of Giovanni Gabrielli, called 'Il Sivello'
Year
circa 1599
Media category
Print
Materials used
engraving
Edition
ii of 2 states
Dimensions

15.6 x 12.4 cm (trimmed to platemark on three sides, bottom margin with lettering cut away)

Signature & date
Signed l.r., [incised plate] "AVG. F.". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
Accession number
241.1985
Location
Not on display
Further information

The engraving technique here is influenced by Hendrick Goltzius. Agostino employed the finest, most precise flicks of the engraver's burin to define the nose and much of the face, in contrast with the strokes depicting the extravagant curly hair. The sitter is Giovanni Gabrielli, known as Il Sivello, an actor renowned for his impersonations of men and women.

Bibliography (4)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 178

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

Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, Heidelberg, Jun 1998, 8.

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

Exhibition history (5)

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

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

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