The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in black, grayish blue, and bluish green on paper.
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  • A work made of chiaroscuro woodcut in black, grayish blue, and bluish green on paper.

Date:

c. 1520

Artist:

Attributed to Ugo da Carpi (Italian, c. 1480-after 1525)
after Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520)

About this artwork

Chiaroscuro woodcut prints were developed to emulate the appearance of pen-and-ink drawings, which featured dark ink washes contrasted against white highlights. Here a middle tone of gray from a single block boldly colors the figures and their cast shadows, with the exposed tone of the paper used for the highlights. Additional black and green inks outline the figures and landscape. The sketched lines in orange completing the boats are later additions by an unknown hand. The print reproduces one of Raphael’s tapestry designs for the Sistine Chapel and was once owned by the collector Jean-Paul Mariette.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Ugo da Carpi

Title

The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

Origin

Italy

Date

1515–1525

Medium

Chiaroscuro woodcut in black, grayish blue, and bluish green on paper

Dimensions

229 x 342 mm

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1945.10

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