Hochemsky, Yosyf

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Hochemsky, Yosyf [Гочемський, Йосиф; Hočems'kyj, Josyf], b and d ? Noted copper and wood engraver; brother of Adam Hochemsky. The two brothers worked as engravers in Pochaiv at the Pochaiv Monastery Press in the 18th century. Yosyf was active from 1740 to the 1780s, producing nearly 130 copper etchings and woodcuts. They include illustrations to a pentecostarion (1747), a breviary (1741), a triodion (1767), and an Apostolos (1768), scenes of the Lord's Passion, The Sobor of the Kievan Cave Saints, The Siege of Pochaiv (1675), and Antimension (1763). His personal style is particularly marked in the series of the Lord's Passion. Many of his engravings were copied and produced as popular prints.

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