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Early Italian Prints (1400-1600 CE)    

Niccolò Boldrini
The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine
1535 - 1545
woodcut | medium, moderately textured dark, cream laid paper, mounted on laid paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Venus and Cupid are seen sitting in a chariot pulled by two swans that are embraced by two putti. Behind is a landscape with towns and houses.
Giulio di Antonio Bonasone
Landscape with Venus and Cupid Riding on a Car
1531 - 1574
etching and engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
This print shows a procession of men walking from right to left across the foregound of the picture.They are dressed in short tunics and have laurel wreaths on their heads and some have swords.Some carry poles on which there are breast plates and helmets and some are holding litters piled with furniture, vessels and cups. There is an elephant that is partially shown at the far left.The background area is blank.<br />There are traces of additional diagonal hatching marks that had been added at a later date; those lines have been removed.
Giulio Campagnola
Corselet Bearers
1493 - 1503
engraving | laid paper
Museum purchase made possible through the generosity of Herbert Sloan, Marjorie Jackson, Katherine Aldrich, Richard and Linda Greene, and Meeyung Schmitter
The nude figures of four women, a man, a winged boy, and numerous putti stand in front of a curtained bed. The man stands near the center of the crowd and gasps, apparently in shock, as his jacket is pulled off by the young boy behind him. The woman seated on the bed beckons toward the man.
Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Mars and Venus Surrounded by Nymphs and Putti
1530 - 1540
engraving | cream laid paper
Museum Purchase
<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The skeletal figure of Fury extends his left leg and arm, the latter encircled by a snake. Fury, mouth agape, is surrounded by winding tree branches, snakes, a dragon-esque creature, and a swan. </span></span> Larson 2/12/18&nbsp;</p>
Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
1525 - 1526
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
This print depicts the body of a man being lowered from a cross. Two men lean over the top of the cross to remove the nails from the dead man&#39;s hands and pass his body down to two other men standing on ladders. Three women and a man lay on the ground in mourning at the foot of the cross.
Ugo da Carpi
Descent from the Cross
1440 - 1535
chiaroscuro woodcut | laid paper
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Annibale Carracci
The Adoration of the Shepherds
1560 - 1609
etching and engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
From the height of a cross, a crucified man, wearing a crown of thorns and a loincloth, looms over a dramatic landscape. Three heads with wings appear near the top of the cross, and a skull and crossed bones lay at its base. A vast prospect of distant mountains and a bustling port unfolds through the background.
Bartolommeo da Brescia
1565 - 1576
etching | paper
Museum Purchase
Bartolommeo da Brescia
etching and engraving | paper
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Marco Dente
Entellus and Dares
1520 - 1525
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
St. Jerome in Penitence
1495 - 1505
engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
Giorgio Ghisi
The Prophet Ezekiel, from the "Six Seers on the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel"
1570 - 1575
engraving | thin, moderately textured buff laid paper
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art


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