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Inscription

lower center in image: Aug: Caracius. faciebat; by later hand, lower center of album sheet in pen and ink: Le grand St. Jerôme dÁugustin Carrache. Estampe [not deciphered] dúne grande celebrité / Ancienne et belle épreuve. Elle est terminée par Villamena, elève de / Carrache.; by later hand, lower center of mount in graphite: B. 75 ii/ii / Margin with Latin distich cut. One of C's last works, left incomplete at his death / Consdiered by Bartsch his masterpiece. L. Carraci had it finish(sic) by Agostino's pupil F. Bricci

Provenance

Alexandre Vlassoff, Moscow [died 1825] (Lugt 2706); Vladamir Likhatchoff (not in Lugt); Samuel Solomonovitch Scheikevitch, Moscow and Paris [1842 - 1908] (Lugt 2367). Possibly one of the Princes Gagarin (Paul Paulovich?) (see Lugt 126). Leo Steinberg [1920 - 2011]; purchased 1966 by Dr. Stephen Ostrow; gift to NGA.

Exhibition History
1984
Master Prints from Washington Private Collections, National Gallery of Art, 1984 - 1985
Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: no. 75, ii/ii
1979
Bohlin, Diane DeGrazia. Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family. Exh. cat. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1979: no. 213, iv'iv
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