Shepherds in a Landscape, c. 1515-1517


Gift of Herschel V. Jones, 1926expand_more  P.10,878

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Begun by Giulio Campagnola and completed by his adopted son, Domenico, Shepherds in a Landscape displays each artist's engraving style. The far landscape inset with clusters of picturesque buildings on the right is the work of Giulio, characterized by short strokes that create delicate layers of light and shade. On the left, the bold, continuous, sweeping lines by Domenico contrast bright highlights with dark shadows. The vitality of the shepherds and the foliage above them reflects an appreciation for nature inspired by the work of Titian, while Giulio's carefully observed landscape recalls those of Giorgione. Thus this print not only reflects the engraving style of each man, but also the Venetian master painters with whom each printmaker worked.

Shepherds in a Landscape
Artist Life
Accession Number
D.G. de Arozarena, blue stamp verso; Ambroise Firmin Didot (L.119); Colgnaghi, Knoeder & Co, 1926.
Catalogue Raisonne
B.X iii 383,9; H. V.196.6
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