Antonio Marziale Carracci - Rape(Abduction) of Europa
Antonio Carracci, Latona, with her children Apollo and Diana, turning the Lycian peasants into frogs
Antonio Marziale Carracci (1583 – 8 April 1618) was an Italian painter. He was the natural son of Agostino Carracci.
Carracci was born in the parish of Sta Lucia in Venice, probably in 1583, the product of an affair with a courtesan called Isabella, occurring on his father first visit to Venice. Giovanni Battista Agucchi, a friend and protégé of Cardinal Odoardo Farnese tells us in a 1609 letter, raised along with Sisto Badalocchio and a near contemporary to Domenichino and Lanfranco. He first apprenticed with his father. The main Baroque artist biographers of his time, Baglione, Bellori and Malvasia, make some note of him.
Lodovico Carracci, The Transfiguration, 1594
Ludovico (or Lodovico) Carracci (21 April 1555 – 13 November 1619) was an Italian, early-Baroque painter, etcher, and printmaker born in Bologna.
Lodovico Carracci, Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati Opizzoni, between 1597 and 1600
Carlo Alberto Ratti Opizzoni with the Ratti Opizzoni coat of arms (upper right). In 1592 he became a Knight Hospitaller and had a successful military career, actively campaigning against the Turks.
Lodovico Carracci, The Martyrdom of St Margaret, 1616