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Mucius Scevola

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in greenish gray and black on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in greenish gray and black on cream laid paper.

Date:

1608

Artist:

Andrea Andreani (Italian, c. 1558-1629)
after Baldessare Peruzzi (Italian, 1481-1536)

About this artwork

The printmaker and publisher Andrea Andreani made several prints calling for over 40 blocks, including a lengthy classical frieze. He also acquired older blocks and republished them with his own initials. The present woodcut required two blocks—an abstract tone block and a linear key block in black printed on top of it to consolidate the image. This popular subject after Baldassare Peruzzi shows a legendary Roman hero, Mucius Scevela, who, upon being caught during an attempt to assassinate the Etruscan king Lars Porsenna, thrust his hand into a fire to demonstrate his bravery and resistance to torture.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Andrea Andreani

Title

Mucius Scevola

Origin

Italy

Date

1608

Medium

Chiaroscuro woodcut in greenish gray and black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

265 × 209 mm

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.1948

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