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The Guardian Angel

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

c. 1509

Artist:

Jacopo de’ Barbari
Italian, 1460/70-before July 1516

About this artwork

Jacopo de’ Barbari was one of the most important yet enigmatic Venetian printmakers of the late fifteenth century. Noted for his travel to Germany and the Netherlands, and for his friendship with Albrecht Dürer, Jacopo served as a conduit for stylistic and technical influences between North and South. This unusual subject, which probably relates to a religious text, was executed in the chiaroscuro engraving technique of modeling with light and shade introduced by Dürer’s Passion series of 1507-12.

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Prints and Drawings, Gallery 204

Artist

Jacopo de' Barbari

Title

The Guardian Angel

Origin

Italy

Date

1504–1514

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

225 × 159 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1951.114

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