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The Martyrdom of a Servant

  • Object:

    Woodcut

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)
    Venice (published)

  • Date:

    c.1741 (made)
    1745 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Baptist Jackson (printmaker)
    Tintoretto, Jacopo, born 1519 - died 1594 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2689

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 97

Physical description

The Martyrdom of a Servant who is in vain tortured by a heathen to point out the grave of St. Mark; After Tintoretto; Chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper; Inscribed, 'J. B. Jackson' &c.; On two sheets.
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

Venice (made)
Venice (published)

Date

c.1741 (made)
1745 (published)

Artist/maker

John Baptist Jackson (printmaker)
Tintoretto, Jacopo, born 1519 - died 1594 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J. B. Jackson' &c.
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 Martyrdom of a Servant; After Tintoretto; Chiaroscuro woodcut print on paper; On two sheets; By John Baptist Jackson; English School; 1739; 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

Subjects depicted

Servant; Torture; Man; Martyrdom

Categories

Prints; Religion; Christianity; Woodcuts

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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