Mountainous Landscape with a Rock, Trees, and Buildings

Domenico Campagnola Italian

Not on view

Domenico Campagnola, the adopted son of the painter
and engraver Giulio Campagnola, became a noted draftsman,
engraver, and painter in his own right. He executed numerous
drawings, primarily of landscapes, intended as finished works
of art; Domenico has thus been called the first “draftsman
by profession.” This sheet is an excellent example of his
early style, which was influenced by Titian. The variation of
the pen line—from the broad, heavy cross-hatching in the
foreground to the more dense lines in the distant buildings—
imparts a rhythmic intensity to this otherwise tranquil scene.

Mountainous Landscape with a Rock, Trees, and Buildings, Domenico Campagnola (Italian, Venice (?) 1500–1564 Padua), Pen and brown ink

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