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Lamentation over Christ

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Description: Lamentation over Christ
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Description: The Renaissance Print: 1470–1550
THROUGHOUT THE ANNALS of early printmaking, woodcuts have tended to be accorded second-class status. Indeed, it is fair to say that over most of its six hundred year history the woodcut has served a less demanding market, and done so without the need for exceptional refinements in draftsmanship or block cutting. The many hundreds of thousands if not millions of catchpenny prints sold to adults as well as children over the centuries attest to the importance of the woodcut as an efficient, if …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.169-259

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