The Virgin Mary Appearing to St Jerome

Agostino Carracci, Tintoretto

Agostino Carracci, Tintoretto - The Virgin Mary Appearing to St Jerome
By the second half of the 1580s, Agostino had established himself as the leading Italian printmaker. One of the engravings that greatly contributed to his fame was The Virgin Appearing to Saint Jerome. Carracci based the print on Tintoretto’s famous painting from 1575 commissioned for the School of Saint Fantino in Venice (now the Galleria dell’Accademia). Compared to the prints produced after his visit to Venice in 1582, the plates made in the late 1580s show a greater concern with contrasts of light and shade. As is documented by the great many impressions made, this print was indeed very popular.
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measurements: height 417 mm
width 295 mm
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material: paper
technique: engraving
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inventory number: R 993
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings