Boorsch, Suzanne, "Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi"

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Boorsch, Suzanne, "Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi"

Boorsch, Suzanne, "Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1985 | ISBN: 0870993968/0870993976 | English | PDF | 247 pages | 32.58 Mb

It is with pleasure that The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the engraved work of Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1582) and publishes the first complete catalogue raisonne of his works. Ghisi, the preeminent Italian engraver of the generation following Marcantonio Raimondi, produced sixty-three prints during a working life of some forty-five years. If this output seems small, bear in mind that engraving is a difficult and time-consuming technique, in which the artist incises lines by pushing a burin along a copperplate with the strength of his arm. Many of Ghisi’s prints are of an imposing scale, and even the smallest of them, the personal emblem of the Princess Lucrezia Gonzaga — here published among Ghisi’s engravings for the first time—is worked with a richness and elegance that give it a truly monumental character.
Director's Foreword
Lenders to the Exhibition
Museums Visited

Suzanne Boorsch

A Note on the Catalogue Raisonné
Michal and R. E. Lewis

Bibliographical Works Cited in Abbreviated Form


Attributed Works

Rejected Works



Summaries of Letters from Giorgio Ghisi
Gabrielle Befani Canfield

Ghisis Publishers
Michal and R. E. Lewis

The French Royal Privilege
Michal and R. E. Lewis

Concordance with Bartsch

Del Vaga, Perino (Italian, 1501–1547) | Ghisi, Giorgio (Italian, Mantuan, 1520–1582) | Lafreri, Antonio (French, active in Rome, 1544–77) | Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564) | Penni, Luca | Primaticcio, Francesco (Italian, Bolognese, 1504–1570) | Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Marchigian, 1483–1520) | Romano, Giulio (Italian, Roman, ca. 1499–1546) | Salviati, Francesco (Francesco de' Rossi) (Italian, Florentine, 1510–1563) | Scultori, Giovanni Battista (Italian, Mantuan, 1503–1575) | Vasari, Giorgio (Italian, 1511–1574)

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