Epic and Intimate: Seventeenth-Century French Prints from the Hockerman Collection

May 4–August 12, 2018
European Art Galleries, Level 2, Gallery S202

Printmaking proliferated in seventeenth-century France, as artists experimented with the techniques of etching and engraving. Prints by artists such as Jacques Callot, Claude Lorrain, Claude Mellan, and Simon Vouet appealed to a growing class of print collectors, which emerged during this period. Their works are among those featured, which local collector Ethel K. Hockerman and her charitable trust donated to the Museum over the course of three decades. The nearly fifty prints on view reveal connections between printmakers at the time and within this important collection.

  • Jacques Callot, The Great Stag Hunt, ca. 1619 (detail). Etching. Purchase, with funds from Ethel K. Hockerman through the Milwaukee Art Museum Print Forum, M1993.134. Photo by Efraim Lev-er.