The Temptation of St Anthony

Agostino Carracci, Tintoretto

Agostino Carracci, Tintoretto - The Temptation of St Anthony
This print was modelled on a painting created by Tintoretto in 1577 for the Church San Trovaso in Venice. As the plate shows numerous parallels with Agostino’s earliest works in its use of the burin and light and shade effects, scholars tend to consider the sheet to be his oldest engraving based on Tintoretto’s painting. Agostino’s trip to Venice in 1582 was a turning point in his graphic art. In his engravings inspired by the Venetian paintings he had seen during his sojourn there, he reached the peak of artistic maturity.
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measurements: height 492 mm
width 324 mm
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material: paper
technique: engraving
inventory number: R 155772
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings