Portrait of Doge Giovanni Cornaro

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

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Artist

Christoffel Jegher

Title

Portrait of Doge Giovanni Cornaro

Origin

Flanders

Date

1632–1636

Medium

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

Dimensions

287 × 216 mm (image/block); 306 × 236 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Everett D. Graff Fund

Reference Number

1967.493

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