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The sacrifice, Parmigianino. Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian.

The sacrifice, Parmigianino. Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian.

 
 
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Print shows the Roman knight Mutius Scaevola putting his hand into a flame while a group of Etruscans stands by.
Anonymous artist after Francesco Mazzuoli who was called Il Parmigianino.
Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washington : Library of Congress, 1979, pp. 24-28.
Print originally part of Pembroke album, no. 30.
Graphic sampler, pp. 10-28

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.

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01/01/1520
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Parmigianino, 1503-1540, artist
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Library of Congress
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