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The Flagellation, plate 7 from the Life of the Virgin and Christ

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

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  • A work made of engraving in gray on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1470

Artist:

Francesco Rosselli
Italian, 1448-c. 1513

About this artwork

One of the earliest print cycles offered with its own framing devices was the Florentine printmaker and dealer Francesco Rosselli’s fifteen engravings of The Life of the Virgin and Christ. Purchasers determined the order and format of display, choosing how to arrange the composite image and whether to glue it to an intermediary support or directly to the wall. It is possible that these and similar prints could also have been purchased preassembled, as an inventory of Rosselli’s shop lists prints on canvas. Indeed, a colored and varnished set on canvas with borders survives at the Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francesco Rosselli

Title

The Flagellation, plate 7 from the Life of the Virgin and Christ

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1465–1475

Medium

Engraving in gray on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

223 x 163 mm (image/sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1950.1673

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