Painted Prints - The Revelation  of Color
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St. Jerome in his Study Landscape with Large Pine St. Jerome Reading in the Desert
Even though Erasmus of Rotterdam, the great humanist scholar,
stated in 1528 that Albrecht Dürer’s prints were spoiled by the
application of color, the evidence shows that prints were commonly
painted throughout the Renaissance, including those of the
great master himself.

The colorists ranged from being painters and printmakers themselves
to highly trained professional colorists to artisans involved in the
quick mass production of colored woodcuts.