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The Visitation, ca. 1540

  • Giorgio Ghisi, Italian, 1520-1582
  • Antonio Lafreri, Italian
  • Francesco Salviati, Italian, 1510-1563

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper

  • Image: 12 3/8 × 19 1/2 inches (31.4 × 49.5 cm) Sheet: 12 3/8 × 19 3/4 inches (31.4 × 50.2 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund

F1983.14

Signed, on plate, lower right, on small placque: GE OR | GIUS | MNTUA | NVS | .F.

Inscribed, on plate, bottom center, under image: ANT ' LAFRERII Inscribed, upper right, in tablet on building: - FRAN: | SALVIATI | .IN: Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, upper right: 20 Inscribed, lower right: [illegible marking] Inscribed, across lower center, right half: AB 2336/2K E Inscribed, across lower center, right half: La Vierge Saluant...Elisabeth

1983-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Mussari, Stefania. Incisori Mantovani del Cinquecento. Rome, 1980, no. 198. Bulletin of the DIA, 61,3 (1982-1983): p. 16 (ill.).

Giorgio Ghisi; after Francesco Salviati, The Visitation, ca. 1540, engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, John S. Newberry Fund, F1983.14.