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The Transfiguration

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


c. 1590


Camillo Procaccini
Italian, 1555-1629

About this artwork

Camillo Procaccini was the older brother of Giulio Cesare Procaccini, who worked in a sinuously Mannerist style, as seen in the Virgin and Child with Angels (1969.626). Yet Camillo used a sparer formal vocabulary in this depiction of a pivotal moment from Christ’s adulthood. Created at a similar scale as his brother’s painting, Camillo’s print was the largest etching produced in Italy to that date. The artist’s use of dotted lines allows Christ’s face to appear to dissolve as he unites with God the Father, casting a visionary blaze that temporarily blinds his apostles below.


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Camillo Procaccini


The Transfiguration


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching in black on cream laid paper


56.5 × 35.5 cm (22 1/4 × 14 in.)

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Gift of Herbert Mitchell and Marion Livingston Endowment

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