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The Apostles Peter and John

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut on paper ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut on paper ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1530

Artist:

Ugo da Carpi (Italian, c. 1480-1535)
after Francesco Mazzola, called Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540)

About this artwork

Ugo da Carpi claimed to be the inventor of the technique of chiaroscuro woodcut, a medium that allowed artists to print solid areas of color or tone. Although chiaroscuro woodcut probably developed simultaneously in Germany, Ugo da Carpi was certainly the first Italian to use it and to demonstrate its potential for reproducing wash drawings.

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Artist

Ugo da Carpi

Title

The Apostles Peter and John

Origin

Italy

Date

1525–1535

Medium

Chiaroscuro woodcut on paper ivory laid paper

Dimensions

155 × 103 mm

Credit Line

Prints and Drawings Department Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1955.1069

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