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Sea Battle

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1532

Artist:

Master of the Die
Italian, active c. 1530-1560

About this artwork

A prolific printmaker and print designer, known only by the small die with which he signed his prints, the Master of the Die was an artist in the orbit of Raphael’s student Marcantonio Raimondi. The Sea Battle serves as a prime example of the revival of Classical style during the Renaissance, as well as an example of the subject matter and designs used for architectural decoration. The mythological scenes on the hulls of the boats suggest simplified, fictive reliefs after the Antique, and could just as easily have appeared on an elevated painted frieze of a Roman palace.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Master of the Die

Title

Sea Battle

Origin

Italy

Date

1527–1537

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

241 x 399 mm

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2332

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