From 9/20 through 9/23, visitors may only enter through the John R entrance. All other entrances, plus the museum grounds, Kirby St and Farnsworth St will be closed during this time for Concours d'Elegance.

Dialectics, mid-16th century

  • Virgil Solis, German, 1514-1562

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within plate mark): 3 1/4 × 2 3/8 inches (8.3 × 6 cm)


Signed, in plate, lower left: [artist's monogram]

Inscribed, in plate, center upper edge: DIALECTICA

October 1887, F. Meyer (Dresden, Germany)

1909-present, found in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Virgil Solis, Dialectics, mid-16th century, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, 09.1S1116.5.