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The Vision of Ezekiel

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

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




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.”


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Giorgio Ghisi


The Vision of Ezekiel




Engraving in black on ivory laid paper


410 × 680 mm

Credit Line

Charles Greene Fund and Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

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