The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
Christ Before Pilate, from The Passion of Christ

Similar

Christ Before Pilate, from The Passion of Christ

description

Summary

Nicolas Cochin (French, Troyes 1610–1686 Paris)

Public domain scan of French 17th-century print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Public domain scan of Dutch 17th-century print, Netherlands, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Since the 16th century, Dutch artists used prints to promote their art and access a wider public than what was possible for a single painting. During the Dutch Golden Age, (17th century), Dutch artists perfected the techniques of etching and engraving. The rise of printmaking in the Netherlands is attributed to a connection between Italy and the Netherlands during the 1500s. Together with the large-scale production, it allowed the expanding reach of an artist’s work. Prints were popular as collecting items, so publishing houses commissioned artists to create a drawing or a painting, and then print the work for collectors - similar to what occurs at publishing houses today. Dutch printmaking evolved rapidly, so in 16th-century etching prevailed over the engraving. Major Dutch Printmaker Artists: Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hendrick Goltzius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Anna Maria van Schurman, Adriaen Jansz van Ostade, Ferdinand Bol.

date_range

Date

1600 - 1699
create

Source

Metropolitan Museum of Art
copyright

Copyright info

Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

Explore more

nicolas cochin
nicolas cochin