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Saint Jerome in Penitence

A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1602

Artist:

Agostino Carracci
Italian, 1557-1602

About this artwork

The Bolognese artist Agostino Carracci died before finishing this print. The partially engraved copper plate was printed after his death—hence the unusual appearance of this impression, which provides invaluable insight into Carracci’s process. The artist began by scratching the general outlines of the composition onto the plate. He then moved on to defining the figure and introducing shading using lines engraved with a sharp steel tool called a burin, starting at the center and working outward.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Agostino Carracci

Title

Saint Jerome in Penitence

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

1577–1602

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image/sheet; cut within platemark: 38.7 × 27.7 cm (15 1/4 × 10 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1940.943

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