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Title

The Holy Virgin seated at the foot of a tree

Artist

Claude Mellan

France

1598 – 1688

  • Details

    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    engraving
    Dimensions
    23.3 x 34.8 cm platemark; 23.5 x 35.2 cm shet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., [incised plate] "C.Mellan ...". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    371.1985
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Claude Mellan

    Works in the collection

    9

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  • About

    Mellan spent the years between 1624 and 1636 in Rome, where he developed his distinctive engraving style. Contemporary connoisseurs particularly admired his technique of using parallel lines of varying direction and thickness rather than cross-hatching. This print is an example of Mellan's open, linear style, in which outlines are abandoned altogether.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

Other works by Claude Mellan

See all 9 works