CARRACCI, Annibale
(b. 1560, Bologna, d. 1609, Roma)

Sheet of caricatures

c. 1595
Pen and ink, 201 139 mm
British Museum, London

Caricature was the means by which life was breathed back into the rigid portraiture. Annibale Carracci used it, and he was followed by his brother Agostino, Domenichino, Guercino and Bernini, all in the pursuit of the expression of emotion and character.