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Democracy  dies
when  the  Informer  comes

Carracci, Annibale (Bologna 1560 – Rome 1609). Vna Spia Famosa. A well-known informer. The body stretched forward, crouching down, supporting himself with a stick in his left. Etching by Simon Guillain II (Paris 1618 – 1658 [?]). (1646.) Inscribed: 77 / Ani Carac, title as above. Subject size 9⅝ × 7¾ in (24.3 × 19.7 cm).

Beall I 2; Lipperh. Jba 15; Nagler, Künstler-Lex., II, 390 + V, 445; Allgemeines Künstler-Lex. XVI (1997), 564 ff. + LXV (2009), 247. – The Cries of Bologna LXXVII. – Impression of the 2nd edition of 1740 to which the inscription was added only.

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