Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’
Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’

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Carrier, D. Principles on Art History Writing, 1991, pp. 49–79. Copyright © 1991 by The Pennsylvania State University Press. Reproduced by permission of the publisher.

Articles on Carel van Mander, Giulio Mancini, and Giovanni Pietro Bellori all from Hibbard, H. Caravaggio, 1983, pp. 343–87. © 1983. Reprinted by kind permission of Thames and Hudson Ltd, London.

Foucault, M. ‘What is an Author?’ (1969) from Bulletin de la Societé Française de Philosophie 63, no. 3 (1969). © Society of College of France.

Colour Plate 1: Front cover of Helen Langdon's Caravaggio: a Life, Chatto & Windus, 1998, hardback. Reprinted by permission of The Random House Group Ltd.

Colour Plate 2: Caravaggio, St John the Baptist (Youth with a Ram),1602, oil on canvas, 132 × 97 cm, Musei Capitolini, Rome. Photo: SCALA, Florence.

Colour Plate 3: Caravaggio, Narcissus, c.1597, oil on canvas, 110 × 92 cm. Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini), Rome. Photo: SCALA, Florence.

Plate 1: Agnolo Bronzino, St John the Baptist, 1550–5, oil on wood, 120 × 92 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome. Photo: SCALA, Florence.

Plate 2: Annibale Carracci, Model Study for an Ignudo of the Farnese Gallery, c.1595, pencil on paper, Louvre, Paris. © RMN Photo: Gérard Blot.

Plate 3: Annibale Carracci, Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne, 1595–1605, full fresco, Palazzo Farnese Gallery, Rome. Photo: SCALA, Florence.

Plate 4: Michelangelo, Sistine Ceiling (detail), Ignudo (male nude on left above the Erythræan Sibyl), 1508–12, fresco, Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Photo: SCALA, Florence.

Plate 5: Caravaggio, Sacrifice of Isaac, c.1603, oil on canvas, 104 × 135 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Photo: SCALA, Florence.

Plate 6: Emblem 69, Self Love. Reproduced in Alciato's Emblemata (Book Of Emblems), 1546, 49.8 × 38.6 cm. Glasgow University Library, Department of Special Collections.

Caravaggio, Sacrifice of Isaac, c.1603, oil on canvas, 104 × 135 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Photo: SCALA, Florence.

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