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Standard Bearer

A work made of mezzotint, with touches of engraving, in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint, with touches of engraving, in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1658

Artist:

Prince Rupert of the Rhine (German, 1619-1682)
after Pietro della Vecchia (Italian, 1605-1678)

About this artwork

Prince Rupert’s Standard Bearer, also known as Young David or Great Lansquenet, is one of his first dated mezzotints, created the same year Rupert engraved his Great Executioner. Standard Bearer demonstrates the pitfalls of reproducing Old Masters instead of newer paintings with clear authorship: most were attributed incorrectly, including this former “Giorgione.” Likewise, Valentine Green fancifully reproduced a Rembrandt self-portrait as an image of Rupert himself in 1775; Green’s skill nonetheless convinced Charles Theodore, current Prince and Count Palatinate, to appoint him his official mezzotint engraver.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Prince Rupert of the Rhine

Title

Standard Bearer

Origin

Germany

Date

1658

Medium

Mezzotint, with touches of engraving, in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

275 × 197 mm (image/plate); 278 × 202 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1940.1315

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