The death of Ananias / Raphael Urbinas, perugo da carpo.
Print shows Ananias lying on the ground in front of the disciples and other observers. The disciple Peter condemns him for telling a lie.
Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, p. 24.
Attributed to Ugo da Carpi after Agostino Veneziano (after Raphael) Death of Ananias.
Print originally part of Pembroke album, no. 1.
Graphic sampler, pp. 10-28.
Forms part of: Fine print filing series (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: "Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA., June - September 2018; at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 2018 - January 2019.
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.