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Another section rich in sixteenth-century prints after Raphael's designs

John Skippe (1742-1811)

A woman with three children published 1783

Charoscuro woodcut | 29.5 x 17.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852334

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A chiaroscuro woodcut by John Skippe reproducing a drawing – originally attributed to Raphael – of a woman with three children. This print is lettered at the top left:  "Rafael Inv. / JS: Scul: / 1783" and at top right with illegible Latin text.

This print is part of a larger series of chiaroscuro woodcuts after drawings of Old Masters executed by John Skippe, an amateur artist and connoisseur who amassed a substantial collection of predominantly Italian Renaissance drawings, possibly whilst travelling in Italy in the 1770s. He executed a number of chiaroscuro woodcuts from drawings in his collection which he published in two sets in 1782 and 1783.

Passavant catalogued this drawing as mistakenly attributed to Raphael (see Bibliographic References).
  • Creator(s)

    John Skippe (1742-1811) (printmaker)

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

  • 29.5 x 17.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • People
      • Children
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 173 B.XXVI.1