CARRACCI, Agostino

Mercury and the Three Graces, after Jacopo Tintoretto

Engraving, c.1589. The Illustrated Bartsch (Commentary) 155, first state; Bohlin 149, first state of three, before alterations in the plate margin

A very fine impression with thread margins most of the way round. In very good condition. 204 x 260mm.

The painting by Tintoretto, in the same direction but more compact, was done for the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, around 1576-78. Carracci engraved a pendant after another of the paintings, depicting Peace, Concord and Wisdom rejecting War.