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Aurora (Dawn)

Hendrik Goudt, Dutch, 1585 - 1630. After a painting by Adam Elsheimer, German, 1578 - 1610.

Geography:
Made in Netherlands, Europe

Date:
1613

Medium:
Engraving

Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 3/4 x 6 11/16 inches (14.6 x 17 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1985-52-4803

Credit Line:
The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1986 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985

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Label:
During the early seventeenth century, the direct investigation of natural phenomena and an interest in optics began to be reflected in artwork with the use of light and dark to specify a particular time of day. With their dramatic light sources, Goudt's engravings after Elsheimer's paintings influenced generations of Dutch and Flemish printmakers wishing to capture similar chiaroscuro effects in their landscape prints.