Amor, Playing the Flute, and Silen in an Arcadian Landscape, Annibale Carracci
Annibale Carracci
Amor, Playing the Flute, and Silen in an Arcadian Landscape
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Related external works

Realisation

Annibale Carracci: Marsyas and Olympus, ca. 1597-1600, Öl auf Holz, 34,4 x 84,2 cm. Inv. Nr. NG94, National Gallery, London

Part of the same work process

Annibale Carracci: Silène assis, ca. 1595-1599, schwarzer Stift, weiß gehöht (Kreide), auf blauem Papier, 273 x 235 mm. Inv. Nr. 7338, Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts graphiques, Paris

Reference

Sitzender Silen, Gemme. Inv. Nr. 25895, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Neapel

Amor spielt Silen auf der Flöte vor, Gemme. Inv. Nr. 26816, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Neapel

Annibale Carracci

Amor, Playing the Flute, and Silen in an Arcadian Landscape, ca. 1597 – 1600


Blatt
108 x 236 mm
Inventory Number
462
Object Number
462 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This drawing is a design for the painting of a harpsichord lid and shows how much the theme of Arcadia has been linked to music. In an Arcadian landscape, which is characterised not only by the goats at the edge, but above all by the summery atmosphere, the god of drunkenness listens to the enchanting flute played by the god of love.

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Title
Amor, Playing the Flute, and Silen in an Arcadian Landscape
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Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet auf der der Montierung (mit Bleistift): Annibale Carracci da Bologna // 8" 9" - 4"
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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  • Nicht geprüft

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© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 92D156 other non-aggressive activities of Cupid
  • 48CC7353 panpipes - CC - out of doors
Secondary
  • 47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc.
  • 47I2211 herd, flock
  • 47I214 goat
  • 31A2351 sitting on the ground

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14.10.2019