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Gillis van Breen

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in black, ochre, and brown, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in black, ochre, and brown, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1588/92

Artist:

Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch, 1558-1617

About this artwork

Gillis van Breen (c. 1560-after 1602) seems to have been a member of Hendrik Goltzius’s workshop for at least the years 1588-92, when Goltzius made three portrait drawings of him. Van Breen is described in an inscription on an impression of this print at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, as Goltzius’s "art printer," and some scholars speculate that he may have made this print himself after one of Goltzius’s drawings of him.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hendrick Goltzius

Title

Gillis van Breen

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1588–1592

Medium

Chiaroscuro woodcut in black, ochre, and brown, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

208 × 144 mm (image); 211 × 145 mm (sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Gift of Alfred E. Hamill

Reference Number

1951.53

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