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John Costigan

Object Creation Date
circa 1930

Medium & Support
drypoint and etching on cream-colored paper

13 in (33.02 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 ⅛ in (56.04 cm x 46.04 cm);13 in x 15 ⅜ in (33.02 cm x 39.05 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Suzanne Beutler

Subject matter
Costigan often used his wife and children as subjects in his works. He tended to portray rural settings, and his use of line in this print infuses the bucolic scene with vitality and movement.

Physical Description
In the middle of a wooded setting is a woman carrying a child on her back. A few sheep surround her, with a lamb in the center left foreground. A boy stands at the right side of the composition. The trees and the clothing of the figures are mostly in shadow.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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