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Maker(s):Carracci, Agostino; Carracci, Annibale
Culture:Italian (Agostino 1557 - 1602) (Annibale 1560 - 1609)
Title:Landscape: Hillock with Trees
Date Made:n.d.
Materials:pen and brown ink on cream laid paper
Place Made:Italy
Measurements:sheet: 20.4788 cm x 6.8263 cm; 8 1/16 in x 2 11/16 in
Narrative Inscription:  inscribed in brown ink at lower center: Antonio Caracie
Accession Number:  SC 1955.30
Credit Line:Purchased
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

landscape with hillock of trees and faint buildings sketched in the distance

Label Text:
Label text for ARH 240 French and Italian Drawings Renaissance through Romanticism, written by Maggie Hoot, class of 2016:

The Carracci family of artists reformed art in late sixteenth-century Italy, moving from the sterility of Mannerism to the drama of the Baroque, emphasizing drawing from nature and living subjects. While this landscape is surely from the Carracci dynasty, it is highly debatable which family member made this small sketch. A past collector attributed it to “Antonio Caracie” (as inscribed), but most scholars believe it to be by Antonio’s father, Agostino, or his uncle Annibale. Drawings representing trees by both of these artists are featured in the exhibition Drawn to Excellence downstairs and provide an intriguing comparison and foundation for this work’s origins.

landscapes; vegetation; architecture

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