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The Milkmaid

A work made of woodcut printed in black on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut printed in black on paper.




Nicolò Boldrini (Italian, c. 1500–1566)
after Titian (Italian, c. 1488-1576)

About this artwork

During the sixteenth century, the woodcut was elevated to an art form in itself and was no longer reserved solely for book illustration. In Venice, the popularity of the woodcut was heightened by numerous reproductions of the works of Titian and his circle, which were often commissioned by Titian himself. Boldrini made several woodcuts after drawings by the Venetian master.


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Prints and Drawings


Nicolò Boldrini


The Milkmaid


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Woodcut printed in black on paper


Image: 37.7 × 53 cm (14 7/8 × 20 7/8 in.); Sheet: 38.3 × 53.5 cm (15 1/8 × 21 1/8 in.)

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The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

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