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Italian Landscape with Ruins

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

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

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Jonas Umbach the Elder
German, 1624-1693

About this artwork

The German painter Jonas Umbach was well known in his day and patronized by a major Augsburg bishop. He was also a prolific printmaker, producing some 300 etchings. This work come from a series of Italian landscapes he may have made during a trip to Italy around 1648. Umbach’s magnificent trees and vistas were particularly influenced by 16th-century German landscapes by the Danube School and 17th-century works by the Dutch painter and printmaker Jacob van Ruisdael. Umbach signed his name and hometown, Augsburg, in the pedestal of the lion statue at the beginning of the series.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jonas Umbach, the elder

Title

Italian Landscape with Ruins

Origin

Germany

Date

Artist's working dates 1644–1693

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

79 × 104 mm (image/plate); 82 × 107 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1975.50f

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