(b. ca. 1583, Venezia, d. 1618, Roma)

The Rape of Europa

Oil on canvas
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna

Antonio Carracci, the illegitimate son of Agostino was the only offspring of the three Carracci. He had a considerable reputation as an artist in his day, but after his early death was virtually forgotten, and it is only recently that his work has been reconsidered.