Jan 8, 2007

Return of the Prodigal Son

Return of the Prodigal Son

c. 1510

Lucas van Leyden

(Dutch, 1494-1533)


Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1927.361

Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein 78 ; Bartsch VII.383.78



A leading 16th-century Dutch printmaker and painter, Lucas van Leyden is credited with bringing a high degree of naturalism to the craft of printmaking. Although the landscape never became the primary subject, in prints such as Return of the Prodigal Son Lucas created a plausible yet imaginary setting.

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PR - Engraving
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