Raising of Lazarus

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08/02/2017 11:32
File Size:
5.90 MB
3627 x 4179 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 60785
Original Filename: dmas_285_d01.jpg
Description: Image of object in Fine Art collection.
Categories: Collections/ Fine Art, Timeline/ Stuart (1603-1714)  
Copyright & Re-use
Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Etching
Title (of Artwork / Object): Raising of Lazarus
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Jan Lievens; Frans van den Wijngaerde
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1630
Description (Object or Artwork): Unusually, the genesis for Jan Lievens?s celebrated oil painting The Raising of Lazarus was in the form of an etching published a year earlier in 1630. It was more common during this period for etchings and engravings to derive from popular paintings to satisfy the demand for reproductions. This example is a re-working of Jan Lievens?s original copper plate by Frans van den Wijngaerde. Plates were often re-worked due to their limited life span; the etched or engraved grooves in the plate that retain the ink wear thin after a number of runs in the press. These grooves are reworked with a sharp tool to enable a larger print edition and to accommodate any changes an artist may wish to make. It is unusual to find an etching with six or more different ?states? and for each image to differ in both the contrast of the ink and added or deleted elements.
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
File info
Media: Image
Size: 5.90 MB; 3627 x 4179 pixels; 307 x 354 mm (print at 300 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: 285