• John Baptist Jackson: A British Printmaker in Venice

The national collection includes a spectacular set of chiaroscuro woodcuts by the British printmaker John Baptist Jackson (c.1700-in or after 1773). Despite being one of the most innovative printmakers of chiaroscuro woodcuts, Jackson is still little-known. This presentation by senior curator Dr Tico Seifert analyses the works by Jackson in the national collection and, for the first time, tries to identify the dedicatees (each print is dedicated to a different person), investigate their potential links with the artworks depicted, and hence tries to reconstruct Jackson’s (and Smith’s) personal and professional networks in Venice and beyond.

[Duration 24:25]