Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Dispute on the Holy Sacrament; the Holy Trinity in the upper centre surrounded by the Virgin Mary and Saint John, saints, patriarchs and angels; below them an altar with the Holy Sacrament, ecclesiastics and doctors of the Church debating its nature; after Raphael's fresco in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican Palace

Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)
After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)
Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1510–1570 Antwerp)
Engraving on two plates printed on two sheets of paper
sheet: 20 1/4 x 32 5/8 in. (51.5 x 82.8 cm) platemark
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered within image on a pillar lower left: 'HIERONYMUS COCK PICTOR EXCU. M.D.LII CUM GRATIA ET PRIVILEGIO.'

Lettered on the ledge, lower right: 'RAPHAEL URB. .IN. GIEORG[US] [sic] MANTUAN[US] .F.' and 'COLLAUDANT HIC TRINI...MAGNO HEROI D. ANTON. PERENOTO...DICAT'

Inscribed on verso in pen and ink: 'P. mariette 1668'

Marking: Stamped on verso 'DOUBLETTE DER ALBERTINA'
Vendor: Graphische Sammlung Albertina
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," August 13, 2001–November 4, 2001.

Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis p.68 n.13; Bellini 1979, p.144; Bellini 1998 p.104 n.22; B.XV.394.23
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.

Paolo Bellini "Incisioni di Giorgio Ghisi" Rassegna di studi e di notizie. 7, 1979.

Suzanne Boorsch, R. E. Lewis, Michal Lewis The Engravings of Giorgio Ghisi. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985.

Paolo Bellini L'opera incisa di Giorgio Ghisi. Bassano del Grappa, 1998.

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