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Identification and Creation
Object Number
(?) Annibale Carracci, Italian (Bologna, Italy 1560 - 1609 Rome, Italy)
Possibly attributable to Pietro Faccini, Italian (Bologna, Italy 1562 - 1602 Bologna, Italy)
The Judgment of Paris
Work Type
16th-17th century
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Emilia, Bologna
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Physical Descriptions
Brown, blue, pink, and yellow washes over red chalk, squared in black chalk on tan antique laid paper, backed with cloth, itself laid down
39.5 × 46 cm (15 9/16 × 18 1/8 in.)
Charles A. Loeser, Florence, Italy, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1932
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles A. Loeser
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), vol. 1, cat. no. 80, p. 60, as late follower of Correggio

La Pittura del Seicento a Venezia: catalogo della mostra, exh. cat., Edizioni Alfieri (Venice, Italy, 1959), cat. no. 32, repr. (as Johan Liss)

Frederick Cummings and Rudolf Wittkower, Art in Italy, 1600-1700, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Detroit, MI and New York, NY, 1965), cat. no. 195, p. 170, repr.

Konrad Oberhuber, ed., Old Master Drawings: Selections from the Charles A. Loeser Bequest, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), cat. no. 27, pp. 66-67, and p. 9, repr.

Agnes Mongan, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jonathan Bober, The Famous Italian Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Silvana Editoriale (Milan, Italy, 1988), cat. no. 51, n.p., and pp. 13, 44 and 54, repr. (color)

Emilio Negro and Nicosetta Roio, Pietro Faccini 1575/76 - 1602, Artioli Editore (Modena, 1997), pp. 54-56, 71 note 28, fig. 102 color reprod.

Carlo Francini, "L'inventario della collezione Loeser alla Villa Gattaia", Bollettino della Società di Studi Fiorentini (2000), no. 6, p. 122 ("Cartella A")

Babette Bohn, Ludovico Carracci and the Art of Drawing, Harvey Miller (Turnhout, Belgium, 2004), cat. no. R6, p. 520, repr. as Pietro Faccini (?)

Aidan Weston-Lewis, "Francesco Albani disegnatore: Some Additions and Clarifications", Master Drawings (Autumn 2006), XLIV, no. 3, pp. 299-332, pp. 305, 328 (note 33) (as Faccini)

Aidan Weston-Lewis, "The Annibale Carracci Exhibition in Bologna and Rome", The Burlington Magazine (April 2007), CXLIX, pp. 256-260, p. 259 and note 16 (as Faccini)

Exhibition History

La pittura del Seicento a Venezia, Ca' Pesaro, Venice, 06/27/1959 - 10/25/1959

Art in Italy, 1600-1700, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 04/06/1965 - 05/09/1965

Bolognese Drawings in North American Collections, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 09/11/1981 - 11/08/1981

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