Jan 14, 2009

Christ Healing the Lepers

Christ Healing the Lepers


Andrea Andreani

(Italian, about 1558–1610)

Guiseppe Rossigliani

(Italian, c. 1510-)

after Parmigianino

(Italian, 1503-1540)

Chiaroscuro woodcut (in two shades of gray and black)

Support: Beige(1) laid paper

Sheet: 29.8 x 41.8 cm (11 3/4 x 16 7/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1925.983

Catalogue raisonné: Bartsch 15 (XII.II.39)

State: ii/ii



This print portrays Christ—with the twelve apostles—miraculously healing a group of lepers encountered on his way to Jerusalem. Andrea Andreani who, after 1599, acquired a number of the earlier blocks of artists like Vicentino and Ugo de Carpi. He published these as his own, reworking them in some cases and adding his initials, an in the CMA example.

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