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Landscape with a Milkmaid

c. 1525
(Italian, c. 1500–after 1566)

after Titian

(Italian, c. 1488–1576)
Image: 37.6 x 53 cm (14 13/16 x 20 7/8 in.); Sheet: 37.6 x 53 cm (14 13/16 x 20 7/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Maroner 15
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Milkmaids and shepherds such as those appearing in this print exemplified the idea of Arcadia, an idyllic realm of unspoiled nature inspired by Roman poet Virgil (70–19 BCE) and a popular concept in the Renaissance.


In the 1520s, Venetian painter Titian began to take landscape from the quiet pastorals of his predecessors to actively dramatic scenes, such as this one, in which nature seems a protagonist in a narrative. While some motifs—such as the eagle—suggest symbolic meaning, it is impossible to pin down a specific story. Titian worked with block cutter Niccolo Boldrini to translate his drawing into print, and the result captures the expressive vision of Titian’s works, with their variety of forms and textures and emphasis on dramatic, atmospheric light.
Landscape with a Milkmaid

Landscape with a Milkmaid

c. 1525

Niccolo Boldrini, Titian

(Italian, c. 1500–after 1566), (Italian, c. 1488–1576)
Italy, 16th century

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