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L'Enea Vagante Pitture Dei Caracci Intagliate, E Dedicate Al Serenissimo Principe Leopoldo Medici Da Gioseppe Maria Mitelli Bolognese Serma. Altezza ... Gioseppe Ma. Mitelli

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Si stampano in Roma: da Gio. Iacomo de Rossi alla Pace al insegna di Parigi cun Privi.

Physical Description

[1], XII, [4] [i.e. 8] pl.; 425×550 mm. (Oblong.)

General Note

The last four leaves of plates each carry two plates. In an earlier state pl. I-XII are not numbered and do not carry Latin captions.


[T.pl.] - [Pl. I-XII] - [8 pl. on 4 sheets].

Responsibility Note

Plates 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 are signed as designed by 'Carac'; pl. 3, 6, 9-12 and the eight unnumbered plates, as designed by 'An. Carac'. All plates are signed as made by GM Mitelli. Each of those signed as designed by 'An. Carac' carries also the publisher's imprint of Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi.


Annibale Carracci e i suoi incisori [exhibition catalogue] (1986), p. 2-12; F. Varignana, Giuseppe Maria Mitelli le incisioni (1978).

Summary Note

In collaboration the three Carracci painted the story of Aeneas in the Palazzo Fava, Bologna, about 1586. The numbered plates show episodes from Vergil's Aeneid; the eight unnumbered plates show elements of decorative framework (male and female nudes). Plates I-XII each carry Latin captions.


Prince Hoare's Bequest, 1835.

Copy Note

Title plate inscribed in ink in an unidentified hand, 'Bequest of P. Hoare Esqre.'

Binding Note

18th-century calf; rebacked in 20th century, brown morocco spine-labels lettered 'Annibale Caracci. L'Enea Vagante Inc Mitelli Romæ 166' and 'Imagines Farnesia Cubiculi Ab Annibale Carracci Romæ N.D.' Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Mythology, Roman - Heroes - Iconography
Paintings, Italian - Interior Decoration - Palaces - Italy - Emilia Romagna - Bologna - Palazzo Fava - History - 16th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century