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Male of Sorrows #5

A work made of color etching and aquatint on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of color etching and aquatint on white wove paper.

Date:

1970, printed 1971

Artist:

Barbara Rossi
American, born 1940

About this artwork

From a series entitled Male of Sorrows, this print is based on a 15th-century color woodcut in the Art Institute’s collection depicting the crucified Jesus Christ (1947.731). To create this image Rossi combined selectively wiped color etching with aquatint, recalling the elaborate coloring of Mary Cassatt’s prints of the late 19th century. Rossi studied these prints in the Print and Drawing Study Center while earning her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1971 Rossi took a teaching position at the school, which she still holds today.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Barbara Rossi

Title

Male of Sorrows #5

Origin

United States

Date

1970–1971

Medium

Color etching and aquatint on white wove paper

Dimensions

352 × 277 mm (plate); 460 × 389 mm (plate)

Credit Line

Print and Drawing Club Fund

Reference Number

1972.193

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