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St Jerome in the desert seated facing left, after Titian. c.1516
Chiaroscuro woodcut with two colour blocks in green
- Production date
- 1516-1517 (circa)
Height: 156 millimetres
Width: 95 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The print can be dated to 1516 or early 1517 at the time of Ugo's Venetian patent for the invention of the chiaroscuro woodcut. See Naoko Takahatake, 'The chiaroscuro woodcut in Renaissance Italy', Los Angeles 2018, cat.1. This is one of six known impressions of this print and may have been printed in Venice, as it seems that Ugo took the blocks with him and reprinted them in Rome.
- On display (Italian XVIc Mounted Roy)
- Exhibition history
1983/4 Nov-Mar, London, Royal Academy, 'Genius of Venice'
2018 3 Jun-16 Sep, USA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
2018-2019 14 Oct-16 Jan, USA, Washington, National Gallery of Art, Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy
2023 23 Jan-21 May, BM, 'Venice 1500: Jacopo de' Barbari and the rise of printmaking'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The 255 woodcuts came from a group of 500 that was offered by Colnaghi for £500 (see Carpenter's report dated 21 March 1860). According to the register these came from the collection of William Russell. Carpenter proposed making a selection of those that the BM lacked; this was first declined by Colnaghi's, but was later accepted (see his later report dated 11 April). The final selection of 255 prints cost 300 guineas. Nos.312 to 327 were Japanese colour prints - almost the earliest to enter the BM collection.
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