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Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

A work made of woodcut in black on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodcut in black on paper.




Nicolò Boldrini (Italian, c. 1500–1566)
after Titian (Italian, c. 1488-1576)

About this artwork

Technical developments in printmaking techniques allowed artists to reproduce the tonal complexities of painted compositions. In this woodcut after a design by Titian, the cutter accomplished a lively sense of differentiated surfaces through the use of graphic patterns. The dynamic lines of the landscape serve to heighten Francis’s gesture of religious rapture.


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Prints and Drawings


Nicolò Boldrini


Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1535–1545


Woodcut in black on paper


29.5 × 43.3 cm (11 5/8 × 17 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Albert H. Wolf Memorial Collection

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