barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


COPYING THE MASTERS

Paintings have always been copied by other artists and reproduced by printmakers for study or commercial gain. Although, if unauthorised, artists usually condemned the sale of such facsimiles as fraudulent, they have often encouraged printmakers to replicate their work – thereby raising the profile of the original.
This display explores the reasons for the popularity of printed and drawn copies by bringing together works by Dürer, Hogarth and Ingres, and prints after Rubens, Poussin and Reynolds.

Valentin Le Febvre (1642-1680/2) after Veronese (1528-1588)

Raccolta di opere scelte: Faith (in Heaven, contemplating the day of his greatness with a sacrifice at his feet)

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Valentin Le Febvre (1642-1680/2) after Titian (c. 1488/90-1576)

Raccolta di opere scelte: David and Goliath

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Pietro Monaco (1707-1772) after Guido Reni (1575-1642)

Raccolta di opere scelte: St Anthony of Padua

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Pietro Monaco (1707-1772) after Bernardo Strozzi (c.1581-1644)

Raccolta di opere scelte: St Peter released from prison by the angel

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