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Holy Family in an Oval Frame

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks, on paper.
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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks, on paper.




Ludolph Büsinck
German, c. 1590-after 1643

About this artwork

Büsinck worked in Paris from 1623 to 1630, and was the first artist in France to make chiaroscuro woodcuts. He created about twenty-four in that period, mostly of religious or genre subjects by Georges Lallemand. His works show the influence of Hendrik Goltzius.


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Ludolph Büsinck


Holy Family in an Oval Frame


Germany (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1623


Chiaroscuro woodcut from three blocks, on paper


Image/block: 30.8 × 21.2 cm (12 3/16 × 8 3/8 in.); Sheet: 31.7 × 22.3 cm (12 1/2 × 8 13/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. George B. Young

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