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Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs

A work made of woodcut on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1600

Artist:

Geronima Cagnaccia Parasole (Italian, c. 1569-1622)
after Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555-1630)

About this artwork

This large woodcut is the only known signed work by the Roman artist Geronima Cagnaccia Parasole. Female printmakers were rare but not unheard of, and they frequently learned their trade from male relatives or married into artistic families. This print is based on a drawing by Antonio Tempesta, a painter and printmaker who worked in Rome after the 1570s, but is not a direct copy; Parasole made several dramatic changes to the figures’ gestures to suit her own artistic vision.

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Artist

Geronima Cagnaccia Parasole

Title

Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs

Origin

Italy

Date

1595–1605

Medium

Woodcut on cream laid paper

Dimensions

415 × 672 mm

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

1999.684

Extended information about this artwork

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