Sacrifice

c. 1775–1776
(Italian, 1743–1790)
Support: Blue paper
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Sheet: 24.2 x 17.6 cm (9 1/2 x 6 15/16 in.); Image: 22.7 x 16.1 cm (8 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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David was the most intriguing Genoese print-maker of the 18th century. Like Francisco Goya, his Spanish contemporary, he was a very early practitioner of aquatint, a technique invented in France about 1765. David's free, painterly handling of this type of etching medium, which produces the effect of a wash, created subtle effects of light and atmosphere.
Sacrifice

Sacrifice

c. 1775–1776

Giovanni David

(Italian, 1743–1790)
Italy, 18th century

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