IN FOCUS: FROM DRAWING TO PRINT – EXAMPLES OF PREPARATORY SKETCHES FOR ENGRAVINGS (WORKING TITLE)

Hendrick Goltzius
Die Sieben Tugenden, 1585/88
The Seven Virtues, 1585/88
© Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

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IN FOCUS: FROM DRAWING TO PRINT – EXAMPLES OF PREPARATORY SKETCHES FOR ENGRAVINGS (WORKING TITLE)

Pinakothek der Moderne
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München

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This small exhibition lifts the veil on the original designs and sketches for engravings. The examples on display, by various different artists, demonstrate just how varied approaches to this task could be. Amongst other things, much depended on whether the artist would be transferring the work to the copperplate himself, or whether his design was intended for someone else – the engraver – to be reproduced with a burin.