Pietà, 1597

  • Annibale Carracci, Italian, 1560-1609

Etching, engraving and drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Framed: Plate and sheet: 4 7/8 × 6 3/8 inches (12.4 × 16.2 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Christianity
  • Engraving (printing process)
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Ink
  • Laid paper
  • Engraving (print)
  • Drypoint
  • Etching
  • Christ
  • Virgin mary

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp, verso: Scripps 1886 (Lugt Suppl. 2357a) [date added in ink to the stamp]

Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Annibal Caracius fe. Caprarolae. 1597 (in above last two letters of Caracius) Inscribed, lower right: 1597 (7 reversed)


September 1886, (Wunderlich and Co., New York, New York, USA). Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Annibale Carracci, Pietà, 1597, etching, engraving and drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S255.