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Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

A work made of etching on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1581

Artist:

Federico Barocci
Italian, 1526/28-1612

About this artwork

A painter and skilled engraver, Federico Barocci was an experimental etcher. Here he explored the effects of light and shade by sequentially stopping out sections of the plate with a wax resist while immersing it in acid. The areas protected by the resist were not etched, while the parts that were exposed to the acid throughout the entire process were etched with dark, thick lines. The suggestive, hallucinatory effect of the resulting print dramatizes the saint’s moment of revelation, as the details of the terrestrial world fade into the pale background.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Federico Barocci

Title

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

Origin

Italy

Date

1576–1586

Medium

Etching on cream laid paper

Dimensions

230 × 147 mm (plate); 233 × 150 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1961.780

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