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The Presentation in the Temple, from the Mysteries of the Rosary

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

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory paper.

Date:

c. 1490

Artist:

Francesco Rosselli
Italian, 1448-c. 1513

About this artwork

Francesco Rosselli combined the long parallel strokes of his engraver’s burin with one-point perspective to create a centrally focused, receding sense of depth. The symmetrical theatrical backdrop frames the foreground figures of Christ, Mary, and two rabbis. The Prophet Amos (1934.5), is also attributed to the artist, showing his range with a finer approach of lightly hatched shadows and darker outlines. In contrast, Giovanni da Brescia achieved the bold cross-hatching in his Christ before Pilate (1956.984) by applying varying amounts of pressure on the burin and creating a more sculptural than architectural sense of volume.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Francesco Rosselli

Title

The Presentation in the Temple, from the Mysteries of the Rosary

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

c. 1490

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory paper

Dimensions

21.7 × 16 cm (8 9/16 × 6 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1955.1232

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