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Death of Ajax, ca. 1608

  • Andrea Andreani, Italian, 1546-1623
  • Polidoro da Caravaggio, Italian, ca. 1499-1543
  • Giuseppe Nicola Rossigliani, Italian, active early 16th century

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed in black, gray and brown ink on laid paper

  • Image and sheet: 12 3/8 × 16 3/8 inches (31.4 × 41.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Mythology
  • Soldiers
  • Chiaroscuro
  • Woodcut (process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Woodcut (print)
  • Italy

Inscribed, on block, lower right: POLIDORO DA CARAVAGIO | INVENT (Andreani monogram) in mantoua 1608

1866-1867, Pietro Malenza sale (Leipzig, Germany); September 1887, C.J. Meyer (Carlsbad). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bartsch, Adam von. Le peintre graveur, vol. XVII. Paris, 1818, no. 99.9 II.

Giuseppe Nicola Rossigliani; after Polidoro da Caravaggio, Death of Ajax, ca. 1608, chiaroscuro woodcut printed in black, gray and brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1187.