The Sacrifice of a Ram; naked man at right guiding a ram towards an altar pyre, hooded priest at left with a young attendant
Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)
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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.
1515 - 1526
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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