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New Exhibit: Italian Prints, Drawings From the 16th Through 18th Centuries

August 5, 2013

Italian prints
Red Chalk on Paper (16th century)

Drexel University is fortunate to have approximately 100 Italian prints and drawings from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in The Drexel Collection, the University’s private collection of artwork and artifacts.

Eighteen of these treasures on paper will be displayed in the Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of Main Building at 3141 Chestnut St. through Sept. 30, 2013.

As paper became more available from the 14th century onward, drawing became indispensable to artists as a means of perfecting their drawing technique or preparing for a painting. Etchings and engravings were appreciated in their own right and also allowed artists to replicate works of other artists.

The prints featured in this exhibit depict religious subjects, scenes from mythology and architectural renderings from the Italian High Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque periods. They include work by Pietro Testa and Annibale Carracci. Some have been attributed to Parmigianino, Tommaso Laureti Siciliamo, Niccolo Circignani, Marco Cardisco, Antonio Catalani and Francesco LaMarra.

The Rincliffe Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The Gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jacqueline DeGroff, curator, The Drexel Collection, 215.895.0480, degroff@drexel.edu.