Oct 11, 2006

Three Male Nudes

Three Male Nudes

second quarter 1500s

Domenico Beccafumi

(Italian, 1486–1551)


Support: Beige(1) laid paper, laid down on laid paper

Sheet: 21.7 x 41 cm (8 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.); Platemark: 20.8 x 40.5 cm (8 3/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Delia E. Holden Fund 1958.314

Edition: three impressions known, the other two printed with wood block

Impression: working proof (unique)



Domenico Beccafumi was a Mannerist painter and sculptor who completed several religious and civic commissions in his home town of Siena. An experimental printmaker, Beccafumi made a chiaroscuro print, mixing engraving and woodcut on the same sheet. This print is a rare impression of the engraved plate alone.

See also
PR - Engraving
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Delia E. Holden Fund

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