The Vision of Ezekiel

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1554

Artist:

Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, 1520–1582)
after Giovanni Battista Bertani (Italian, 1516 –1576)
published by Antoine Lafréry (French, active Italy, 1512–1577)

About this artwork

Giorgio Ghisi was a reproductive engraver who created this dark scene of tombs and anatomically correct skeletons after his fellow Mantuan and friend Giovanni Battista Bertani. Ghisi’s engraving illustrates Ezekiel’s vision of the Apocalypse. God’s prophecy is emblazoned on a banderole held by putti: “Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live; I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath into you, and ye shall live; and ye
shall know that I am the Lord.”

Currently Off View

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giorgio Ghisi

Title

The Vision of Ezekiel

Origin

Italy

Date

1554

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

410 x 680 mm

Credit Line

Charles Greene Fund and Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1961.781

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share