Christ and the Samaritan Woman

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1510

Artist:

Giulio Campagnola
Italian, c. 1482-1515/18

About this artwork

Giulio Campagnola invented stipple engraving, a method of using the point of the burin (a tool with diamond-shaped steel shaft) to make numerous small flecks in the metal plate, creating gradated tones instead of the more common linework. This technique approximated painting’s subtle transitions from light to dark values. This print may be after a composition, now lost, by Giorgione or Titian, both of whom were from Venice where Campagnola worked. It illustrates a story from the Gospel of John when Christ meets a woman by a well and asks her for a drink of water before revealing to her that he is the Messiah.

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Artist

Giulio Campagnola

Title

Christ and the Samaritan Woman

Origin

Italy

Date

1505–1515

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

132 × 186 mm (plate); 138 × 194 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1945.219

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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