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Woodcut - The Descent of the Holy Ghost
  • The Descent of the Holy Ghost
    John Baptist Jackson
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The Descent of the Holy Ghost

  • Object:

    Woodcut

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, made)
    Venice (published)

  • Date:

    c.1742 (made)
    1745 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Baptist Jackson (printmaker)
    Titian (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2676

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 96

Physical description

The Descent of the Holy Ghost; After Titian; Chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper; Inscribed, 'J. B. Jackson.'.
One of a set of subjects on twenty-four large woodcuts in chiaroscuro, published at Venice by Giovanni Battista in 1745, entitled 'Titiani Vecelii, Pauli Caliarii, Jacobi Robusti, et Jacobi de Ponte, opera selectiora a Joanne Baptista Jackson Anglo, ligno cœlata, et coloribus adumbrata'.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, made)
Venice (published)

Date

c.1742 (made)
1745 (published)

Artist/maker

John Baptist Jackson (printmaker)
Titian (artist)

Materials and Techniques

chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J. B. Jackson'
Inscribed.

Object history note

One of set of subjects on twenty-four large woodcuts in chiaroscuro, published at Venice by Giovanni Battista in 1745, entitled 'Titiani Vecelii, Pauli Caliarii, Jacobi Robusti, et Jacobi de Ponte, opera selectiora a Joanne Baptista Jackson Anglo, ligno cœlata, et coloribus adumbrata'.

Descriptive line

The Descent of the Holy Ghost; After Titian; Chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper; By John Baptist Jackson; English School; c.1742; One of a set of subjects on twenty-four large woodcuts in chiaroscuro, published at Venice by Giovanni Battista in 1745.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Chiaroscuro; Wood-cutting

Categories

Prints; Religion; Christianity; Woodcuts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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