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Caraccior Carracci Agostino

Caracci, or Carracci, Agostino, painter, was born in 1558 in Bologna. A pupil of his cousin, Ludovico (q.v.), he yet paid more attention to engraving than to painting, and as an engraver he takes a high place in Italian art. His painting of the Communion of St. Jerome is justly celebrated, and shows to what eminence he might have risen had he cultivated the art. He died at Parma in 1601, just as he was completing his great painting of Celestial, Terrestrial, and Venal Love.