The Mourning over the dead Christ, Circle of Annibale Carracci (1560-1609).

Oil on copper, 23cm by 27.5cm.

Annibale Caracci opened a studio in Bologna with his brother Agostino and cousin Ludovico in 1582.

They were influenced by both Raphael (1483-1520) and the linear work of the Florentine School and the shimmering colours and softer edges employed by Venetian artists, particularly Titian (c1488/90-1576).

This was a combination which moved art in a new direction and defined the work of the Baroque Bolognese School.


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