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Vita · di · San · Diego, Dipinta nella Cappella di · S. Giacomo de · Spagnuoli in Roma Da Anibale Carracci Delineata, et, Intagliata da · Simone, Guillain Stampata da francesco Collignon. Dedicata Al · Sig. Girolamo · Saracini · perugno. intendente et amatore della professione

RA Collection: Book

Record number



In Roma: Lanno. 1646, J. R. Coump.L. Cum. licen. de. Superiori

Physical Description

19 pl. (incl. t.pl.) (pl. 16, 17 are dble.); 313 mm.

Responsibility Note

Plates 2-18 are signed as designed by A.C. (or Anib. Carac. or similar), and as engraved by S.G. (or Sim. Guillain) (plate 16 as both drawn and engraved by Sim. Guillain). Plates 1, 19 are unsigned.


D. Posner, 'Annibale Carracci and his school: the paintings of the Herrera Chapel', in A. Ant. & Mod., 12 (1960), p.397-412.

On the printseller F. Collignon see J. Kuhnmünch, 'Un marchand d'estampes à Rome au XVII siècle: François Collignon', in Bull. Soc. Hist. A. Fr. (1978), p.79-100.

Summary Note

The work describes the frescoes designed by Annibale Carracci for the Chapel dedicated to St Didacus of Alcalá (San Diego), and commissioned by Juan Enríquez de Herrera, in the church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli in Rome in 1604-5. They were partly executed by Carracci, and finished by Francesco Albani, Giovanni Lanfranco and Sisto Badalocchio.

Binding Note

18th-century (?) calf, upper and lower covers with blind-stamped border; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Vit. Diego Carac.'

Name as Subject


Christian art and symbolism - Saints - Iconography
Frescoes - Paintings - Narrative art - Mural painting and decoration - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Italy - Rome - San Giacomo dei Spagnoli - History - 17th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century


Annibale Carracci, source artist
François Collignon, printer, publisher
Girolamo Saracini, dedicatee
Simon Guillain, engraver
Francesco Albani, source artist