The Entombing of Christ by Angels, 1668

  • Lodovico Carracci, Italian, 1555-1619
  • Nicolas, The Elder Pitau, French, 1632-1671

Engraving in ink on laid paper

  • Sheet (trimmed within platemark): 20 7/8 × 16 1/2 inches (53 × 41.9 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Christianity
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Trees
  • Figures (representations)
  • Cave
  • Rocks
  • Engraving (print)
  • Christ
  • Angels (spirits)
  • Entombment

Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower right: Tabulam in are expressit | N. Pitau Belga. Inscribed, lower left: Ex tabula Ludovico Carracii manu | depicta apud Raphaelem du Fresne. Inscribed, lower center: Quis talia cernens temperet a lacrymis [reversed question mark] Inscribed, center bottom edge: A Paris Chez Van Merle, Rue St. Jacques a la Ville d'Anvers; avec Priuil. du Roy. 1668.

September 1887, C. J. Meyer (Carlsbad, probably California, USA). Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.]; 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Nicolas, The Elder Pitau; after Lodovico Carracci, The Entombing of Christ by Angels, 1668, engraving in ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S872.