Early Italian Prints (1400-1600 CE)    

Niccolò Boldrini
The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine
woodcut on medium, moderately textured dark, cream laid paper
13 15/16 in x 19 in (35.4 cm x 48.26 cm);22 ⅛ in x 28 in (56.2 cm x 71.12 cm)
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 Cart
etching and engraving on paper
10 ⅞ in x 16 in (27.62 cm x 40.64 cm);18 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm)
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
engraving on laid paper
11 3/16 x 10 1/4 in. (28.3 x 26 cm)
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
engraving on cream laid paper
16 ½ in x 13 3/16 in (41.91 cm x 33.5 cm)
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
engraving on paper
9 4/5 in x 7 3/16 in (24.92 cm x 18.26 cm);19 ¼ in x 14 ¼ in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm)
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
chiaroscuro woodcut on laid paper
15 3/10 in x 12 7/16 in (38.89 cm x 31.59 cm)
Gift of Jean Paul Slusser
Annibale Carracci
The Adoration of the Shepherds
etching and engraving on paper
4 ⅛ in x 5 3/16 in (10.48 cm x 13.18 cm);4 ⅛ in x 5 3/16 in (10.48 cm x 13.18 cm);14 in x 19 in (35.56 cm x 48.26 cm)
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
etching on paper
6 ⅛ in x 4 ¼ in (15.56 cm x 10.8 cm);19 3/10 in x 14 3/10 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm)
Museum Purchase
Bartolommeo da Brescia
etching and engraving on paper
10 ⅝ in x 7 11/16 in (26.99 cm x 19.53 cm);19 7/16 in x 14 ⅜ in (49.37 cm x 36.51 cm)
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
Marco Dente
Entellus and Dares
engraving on paper
12 3/16 in x 10 ⅞ in (30.96 cm x 27.62 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 1/16 in (56.2 cm x 45.88 cm)
Museum Purchase
St. Jerome in Penitence
engraving on paper
8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (22.1 x 17.1 cm);19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
Street Scene for Theatrical Set
engraving on paper
11 1/16 in x 16 7/16 in (28.1 cm x 41.75 cm);18 in x 22 in (45.72 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection


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