Study for a Grotesque Mask Ornament, 17th century

  • French
  • Italian
  • Annibale Carracci, Italian, 1560-1609

Black chalk on cream laid paper

  • Sheet: 5 13/16 × 6 5/8 inches (14.8 × 16.8 cm)

Gift of James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Watermark: [indecipherable] Stamp, in black, verso, center left edge: Peoli (Lugt. 2020)

Inscribed, in pencil, lower center, verso: Carrache

J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA)

May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association. New York, New York, USA) no. 124

James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1894-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 283, no. A23.

possibly French; possibly Italian; after Annibale Carracci, Study for a Grotesque Mask Ornament, 17th century, black chalk on cream laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of James E. Scripps, 94.3SDR52.