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CARRACCI, Agostino (1557 - 1602), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CARRACCI, Agostino (1557 - 1602), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 15 August 1557, in Bologna; died 22 March 1602, in Parma (Emilia-Romagna).

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, landscapes with figures.

Bolognese School.

[not available online]Agostino's father, the tailor Antonio Carracci, sent him to work as an apprentice to a gold and silversmith, but the young Agostino had a passion for the arts. He applied himself

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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