Angel Trombonist Copy

I just added the below drawing, attributed to Rosaspina, to the Trombone History Timeline (18th century). For reference in this post, I’ve included the original painting by Carracci, along with its caption from the timeline. As you can see, the drawing is a very close copy.

c. 1800—Bologna, Italy: A drawing attributed to Francesco Rosaspina, after Ludovico Carracci’s Paradise (see 1616 in the timeline), includes an angel playing trombone (see below image; public domain).rosaspina



1616—Bologna, Italy: Ludovico Carracci’s Paradise, an altarpiece painting located in the Church of San Paolo Maggiore, features an angel-trombonist situated prominently among a group of angel-musicians (see below image; public domain) (Komma 109; Emiliana 167).Carracci-color


  1. Will

    Could you let me know the present location of the drawing by Francesco Rosaspina after Ludocvico Carracci’s ‘Paradise’ and a reference in which it is reproduced, if any? Thank you.


    • Nicholas,
      I haven’t been able to find a present location for the drawing.

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