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ID number:  BIRBI-58.3
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Rossigliani, Giuseppe (c.1510-after 1540)
Title / Object name:  Christ curing the Lepers
Object type:  Print
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  1608
Materials:  Chiaroscuro woodcut after Parmigianino
Measurements:  Plate: 298 x 418 mm; mount: 404 x 556 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi, January 1958

In this dynamic scene, Christ is seen raising his arm to the ten lepers who kneel before him to be healed (Luke 17: 11-19). Surrounded by his disciples, he is identifiable by a bright spark of light that radiates from him. The chiaroscuro woodcut method of printing makes use of three different coloured blocks in black and olive greens,creating a dramatic shadow effect that acts as a substitute for extensive detail. Vicentino’s print is after a drawing now in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth.

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