St. Luke, seated on a cloud with an open book in both hands, a bull lying at his feet, from a series of the four evangelists after Agostino Veneziano, which are in turn after Giulio Romano
Anonymous, Italian, 16th century
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Printmaking in woodcut and engraving came to Northern Italy within a few decades of their invention north of the Alps. Engraving probably came first to Florence in the 1440s, the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra (1426–64) used the technique. Italian engraving caught the very early Renaissance, 1460–1490. Print copying was a widely accepted practice, as well as copying of paintings viewed as images in their own right.