|Type||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||57 cm × 68 cm (22 in × 27 in)|
|Location||Galleria Colonna, Rome|
The painting is connected to the contemporary Butcher's Shop (now at Oxford), for it shares the same popularesque style. Carracci was influenced in the depiction of everyday life subjects by Vincenzo Campi and Bartolomeo Passarotti. Manifest is Carracci's capability to adapt his style, making it "lower" when concerning "lower" subjects like the Mangiafagioli, while in his more academic works (such as the broadly contemporary Assumption of the Virgin) he was able to use a more classicist composure with the same easiness.
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