Works after Annibale Carracci (or works formerly attributed to him) included in this catalogue
Albert [Prince] after Carracci (Agostino) [attrib.] Eagles 1841 {1893} NGV [ET]
Baudet after Carracci (Annibale) Martyrdom of St Stephen 1677 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.17]
Chasteau after Carracci (Annibale) Assumption of the Virgin {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.20]
Chasteau after Carracci (Annibale) Martyrdom of St Stephen {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.16]
Picart after Domenichino Madonna and sleeping Christ Child 1681 {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.9]

A key figure in the so-called “reform” of Italian painting around the turn of the 17th century, he was the most significant and influential member of a family of painters from Bologna.

His classicizing works were widely admired and copied during the Baroque period, and Louis XIV owned several paintings by or attributed to him, engraved for the Cabinet du roi during the 1670s-80s (see Levey gift works listed above).

During the Felton Bequest era, the NGV acquired several of Carracci’s original paintings and drawings, as well as other prints after his works.


Standard modern studies of Carracci and his oeuvre include Donald Posner, Annibale Carracci and the reform of Italian painting around 1600, 2 vols., London: Phaidon, 1971; and Charles Dempsey, Annibale Carracci and the beginnings of Baroque Style, New York, 1977 (with further references). See also Evelina Borea & others, Annibale Carracci e i suoi incisori, Rome, 1986; AKL 16 (1997), pp.564-67; and Bénézit3, pp.456-59 

For other works by or after Carracci in the NGV collection, see and Hoff (1995), pp.50-52