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Apollo and the Python

about 1592
Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557–1602), After Bernardo Buontalenti (Italian, 1536–1608)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 122, ii/ii; Bohlin 154, ii/iii; Illustrated Bartsch 187, ii/iii


Sheet: 24.9 x 34.8 cm (9 13/16 x 13 11/16 in.)(trimmed somewhat irregularly, on or slightly within the platemark, or with thread margins in places)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, bottom right-center, in pen and brown ink, an unidentified paraph (not in Lugt); verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


An unidentified collector (not in Lugt); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund