An Engraving of Galatea

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Sebastian Stosskopff “An Engraving of Galatea, Attached to a Board” 1644-1657

This example of trompe l’oeil consists of a painting of an engraving based on a painting.

P. 187 of Ebert-Schifferer, Sybille. Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l’Oeil Painting. Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 2002.

“…he successfully imitated a well-known engravers style, and managed to do so without using paper.”

“The work exhibited here, a deceivingly convincing painting of an individual print, is the oldest known work of its kind.”

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