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

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Although most biographies of Sebald Beham propose that he apprenticed with Albrecht Dürer, ostensibly between circa 1515 and 1520, no documentary evidence survives to confirm the association. The earliest mention of Beham in reliable accounts list…

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From the little information available regarding the early life of Simon Frisius we can gather that he began his career as an engraver of calligraphy, working in Paris just before the turn of the seventeenth century for French engrosser Guillaume Le…

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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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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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Connecticut-born Peggy Bacon received her artistic training at several schools in New York City, including the Art Students League, where from 1915 to 1920 she studied painting with some of the New York art world’s leading figures, including…

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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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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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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 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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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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