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  • Collection: Recent Acquisitions,
    May 5-August 9, 2015

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Since the early years of the sixteenth century, reproductive printmaking has played an important role in disseminating images to a wider audience. Perhaps no artist benefitted more from this practice than Nicolas Poussin, who executed few public…

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The making of the Nuremberg Chronicle, a biblical-based world history issued in 1493 by the Nuremberg publisher Anton Koberger, was, like the production of most books at the end of the fifteenth century, a highly collaborative affair. With funding…

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In 1848, Charles Meryon retired from his eleven-year service in the French Navy in order to initiate a second career as a professional artist. He preferred painting; however, after receiving a diagnosis of color-blindness he turned instead to…

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Although a prolific artist, little is known about the career of Charles Williams beyond the report that he worked almost exclusively as the leading caricaturist for the noted London publisher S. W. Fores between 1799 and 1815. His Leap Year, like the…

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George Cruikshank was one of the leading caricaturists during what is often called the “golden age” of British satire, which peaked during the latter years of the Georgian era. Like his colleagues James Gilroy and Thomas Rowlandson, Cruikshank…

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Born in the town of Mogliano Veneto, just north of Venice, Giovanni Battista Piranesi studied and became proficient in a variety of trades—engineering, architecture, stage design, and engraving—all before he reached his twentieth birthday. In…

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At first glance, Henri Saffrey’s view of the Notre Dame pump house appears to be contemporaneous with Charles Meryon’s rendition, also in this exhibition. But the later date given here is fairly secure. An example of La Pompe du Pont Notre-Dame…

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Henri Rivière is perhaps best known for his association with the Chat Noir, the famous cabaret opened in the Montmartre district of Paris by Rodolphe Salis in 1881. While still a teenager, Rivière edited and contributed to the Chat Noir’s weekly…

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Although recognized as one of the leading artists in New York City during the 1930s, remarkably little is known about Mabel Dwight’s early years, other than the fact that she studied briefly at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art, either in 1896-97…

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Prior to settling in Rome, where his reputation as one of the most important printmakers of the Renaissance was won through the many reproductive engravings he made after designs by Raphael, Bolognese-born Marcantonio practiced for several years in…
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