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Portrait of Doge Giovanni Cornaro

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in beige, ochre, and two tones of brown on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in beige, ochre, and two tones of brown on cream laid paper.

Date:

1632/36

Artist:

Christoffel Jegher (Flemish, 1596-1652/53)
after Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640)

About this artwork

Christoffel Jegher’s large-scale woodcut prints after Peter Paul Rubens’s compositions usually appear in black and white. This small, multi-colored portrait may be a reaction to Hendrick Goltzius’ famed chiaroscuros from around 1600. The light and shade of Jegher’s four blocks create depth, and may also mimic the coloristic effects of the Titian painting Rubens is thought to have used as a model for his drawing.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Christoffel Jegher

Title

Portrait of Doge Giovanni Cornaro

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1632–1636

Medium

Chiaroscuro woodcut in beige, ochre, and two tones of brown on cream laid paper

Dimensions

Image/block: 28.7 × 21.6 cm (11 5/16 × 8 9/16 in.); Sheet: 30.6 × 23.6 cm (12 1/16 × 9 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Everett D. Graff Fund

Reference Number

1967.493

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