Wilton album, folio 41: The Drunken Silenus (Tazza Farnese)

Artist: Annibale Carracci (Italian, Bologna 1560–1609 Rome)

Date: ca. 1597–1600

Medium: Engraving printed from shallow silver cup

Dimensions: sheet: 9 15/16 in. (25.3 cm) in diameter
mount: 12 15/16 x 11 1/8 in. (32.8 x 28.2 cm.)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1927

Accession Number: 27.78.1(150)


On folio 41 of the Wilton Album
For more information on the Wilton album see entry for 27.78.1(1-428)
The impression was taken from a shallow silver vessel - the so-called Tazza Farnese - engraved by Annibale Carracci for Cardinal Odoardo Farnese, and now in the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. Carracci produced a number of preparatory drawings for this design: a highly developed one is at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1972.133.4). For the Paniere Farnese, engraved by Francesco Villamena after Carracci, thought to have been a companion piece for this object, see the entry for 27.78.1(149).