GHISI, Giorgio
(b. 1520, Mantova, d. 1582, Mantova)

Last Supper

Engraving, 349 x 533 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Giorgio Ghisi, an Italian engraver, worked in Hieronymus Cock's workshop in Antwerp, producing large-scale prints after Italian Renaissance paintings, including Raphael's Vatican frescoes. While in Antwerp, he also executed large-scale engravings after works by local Romanists, such as Lambert Lombard. The present Last Supper was engraved after Lambert Lombard. The engraving suggests Lombard's close familiarity with Italian Renaissance art, especially with works by Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.