Witcombe speaks to Friends of Library

Posted on March 19, 2009 by Staff Writer

Art historian Christopher Witcombe will speak about his new book, “Print Publishing in Sixteenth Century Rome: Growth and Expansion, Rivalry and Murder,” at 3 p.m. Friday, March 27 in the Browsing Room of Sweet Briar College’s Mary Helen Cochran Library.

Witcombe is an art history professor at the College. His talk is part of the spring meeting of the Friends of the Library. The public is invited, admission is free and refreshments will be served.

The 469-page book, which contains more than 300 illustrations, gives readers an overview of the business, personalities, artwork and scandals surrounding the 16th-century Roman printmaking industry.

For more information about Witcombe, visit his Web site. For more information on the Friends of the Library, contact Joe Malloy at ljmalloy@sbc.edu or (434) 381-6307.