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Il Funerale D'Agostin Carraccio Fatto In Bologna Sua Patria Da Gl'Incaminati Academici del Disegno Scritto All'Illmo. Et Rmo. Sigr. Cardinal Farnese

RA Collection: Book

Record number



In Bologna: presso Vittorio Benacci, 1603.

Physical Description

52 p. [incl. engr. t.pl.], [1] fold. pl.: illus.; 200 mm. (Quarto.)


[T.pl., dedic. running into text by Benedetto Morello, with illus.] - [Fold. plate] - Oratione Di Lutio Faberio Academico Gelato In Morte D'Agostin Carraccio - In Morte D'Agostino Carracci [poems in Italian and Latin by various writers]; [imprimatur; colophon].

Responsibility Note

The plate and the decorations are unsigned.


Albertina, Guido Reni und der Reproduktionsstich (1988), nos. 17-23, p.30-2.

Summary Note

The illustrations show emblematic decorations made for the funeral ceremonies for Agostino Carracci in Bologna; the folding plate shows two large candelabra.

Agostino Carracci had worked mainly in his native city of Bologna, but had also carried out commissions for Cardinal Odoardo Farnese at the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, and had afterwards worked for Ranuccio Farnese in Parma, where he died in March 1602. He was buried in Parma cathedral; but in January 1603 the Accademia degli Incamminati arranged a funeral service for him in the church of the Ospedale della Morte in Bologna.

Guido Reni returned from Rome to Bologna for the commemoration; and he and Francesco Brizio etched the plate and illustrations for this record.

Copy Note

A front endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'The etchings in this volume are from the hand of Guido Reni S: A: Hart RA Librarian See also another work with illustrations by the same entitled "Descrizione degli apparati Fatte in Bologna Per la Venuta Di N.S. Papa Clemente 8 da Vittorio Benacci 1598" '.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter brown calf, red papered boards; spine lettered 'Funeral D'Agost Carracc', 'R.A.' and 'Bol. 1603'

Name as Subject


Funerals - Artists - Painters - Italy - Emilia-Romagna - Bologna - History - 17th century
Funeral books - Italy - 17th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century


Odoardo Farnese Cardinal, dedicatee
Benedetto Morello
Vittorio Benacci, publisher, printer, bookseller
Lucio Faberi
Guido Reni, etcher
Francesco Brizio, etcher