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Shepherds in a Landscape

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

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


c. 1517


Giulio Campagnola (Italian, c. 1482-1515/18)
and Domenico Campagnola (Italian, c. 1500-1564)

About this artwork

This late work by Giulio Campagnola was unfinished when he died. It was completed by his adopted son, Domenico, who assisted his father’s business in Venice. The landscape on the right half of the sheet is by Giulio. The delicate tonalities are achieved by a variety of thin curved and straight lines and delicate stippling, a technique Giulio invented that was not easily copied. The musicians on the left side were engraved by Domenico, who used a more traditional style and heavier, wider linework.


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Prints and Drawings


Giulio Campagnola


Shepherds in a Landscape


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Engraving in black on ivory laid paper


13.5 × 25.8 cm (5 3/8 × 10 3/16 in.)

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Clarence Buckingham Collection

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