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Title

View of the abbey of Clairvaux, Burgundy

Artist

Israel Silvestre

France

1621 - 1691

  • Details

    Other Title
    The Church and Abbey of Clairvaux in Burgundy
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Dimensions
    13.8 x 24.2 cm image
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1979
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    289.1979
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Israel Silvestre

    Works in the collection

    35

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  • About

    Silvestre was one of the printmakers in France who followed the etching method of Jacques Callot and Abraham Bosse. Like them, he employed a vocabulary of lines and marks that pertained to engraving. Primarily a topographical etcher, Silvestre was commissioned by Louis XIV to document the towns, palaces and monuments of the expanded royal domain. Callot's influence is especially evident in the small gesticulating figures which give scale and animation to the compositions.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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