CARRACCI, Agostino
(b. 1557, Bologna, d. 1602, Bologna)


Pen and ink over red chalk, 370 x 235 mm
Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford

This drawing by Agostino Carracci is a sketch for Annibale's painting of Venus and Anchises on the ceiling of the Galleria Farnese. The erotic character of the painting was toned down relative to this sketch.