New Resource: Census of Italian Renaissance Woodcuts

Please note the existence of a new resource, which has just gone live: The online Census of Italian Renaissance Woodcuts. The Census team have traced, studied and catalogued all single-leaf woodcuts and woodblocks made in Italy from the earliest known use of this medium to about 1550.

The project is part of the research activities of the Institute of Art History of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. It can be consulted from the Fondazione’s website or

The works belong to museums and public collections, libraries, archives, art dealers and private collectors, in Italy and worldwide. The Census will continue to be enriched with new information.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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