Saints Peter and Francis of Assisi

Ludovico Carracci, Annibale Carraccic.1600

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Lodovico was the eldest of the Carracci family of painters, Agostino and Annibale being his cousins.

In 1582 he founded with them the famous Academy in Bologna, which was responsible for the training of many important Bolognese painters such as Guido Reni and Guercino.

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  • Title: Saints Peter and Francis of Assisi
  • Date: c.1600
  • Physical Dimensions: w187 x h237 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Italian
  • Support: Copper
  • Provenance: London, Christie's, 'Corrie' sale, 9 Feb. 1797, lot 80 ('Aug. Carache - Two saints on copper, very fineÉ on copper'). Bt Sr F Beaurgois (Bourgeois) for £16.16; London, Noel Desenfans and/or Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1804-1807: 1804 Insurance List, no. 107, as 'Carracci'; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811
  • Further Information: In 1595 Annibale Carracci moved to Rome to undertake the ceiling frescos of the Palazzo Farnese, which is regarded as one of the best examples of High Renaissance art. Annibale’s original version of the Madonna and Child with Saint John (c. 1596-7) now in the Uffizi, dates from the same period as the Farnese frescos, and shows a similarly tender interaction between the figures, which emerge from deep shadows. The present work is a good, early copy of Annibale’s original and is of a similar size, though painted on canvas rather than copper.
  • Circle of: Carracci, Lodovico
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)