By 1509 color prints were successfully produced by printing the line block in black but using a second block to print the background color. Unprinted areas of white paper formed the highlights. Wechtlin’s <em>The Knight and Lansquenet</em> is a beautiful example of this technique.

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  • Title: The Knight and Lansquenet
  • Creator: Hans Wechtlin (German, 1480/85–after 1526)
  • Date Created: c. 1512
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 27 x 18 cm (10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince of Liechtenstein, Feldsberg, stamped (not in Lugt), verso, lower left, in blue
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1950.241
  • Medium: chiaroscuro woodcut (in blue and black)
  • Inscriptions: lower left, in block: [monogram]
  • Department: Prints
  • Culture: Germany, 16th century
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: PR - Chiaroscuro
  • Accession Number: 1950.241

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