The subjects of these prints range from a devotional image of the Virgin and Child to a dramatic picture of a soldier amidst the uncertainty of a battle, from the revelry of mythological figures to the trials of human beings at work on land or at sea. All of these prints were inspired by works that are now in the Clark collection. Two of the paintings are on view at the Clark: Bartolomeo Montagna’s Virgin Adoring the Child can be seen in the Clark Remix exhibition opening February 12, and Géricault’s Trumpeter of the Hussars on Horseback is on view in the Clark Classic exhibition.
Benedetto Montagna (Italian, c. 1480–1556/58), after Bartolomeo Montagna (Italian, c. 1450–1523), Virgin and Child, c. 1500–1505. Engraving on paper. © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Acquired with funds donated by Jeffrey Shedd, 1989.20