The Annunciation

Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Verona 1500 - Parma 1565
The Annunciation
1537 c.
453 x 343 mm

after Titian, circa 1537, Bartsch XV.67.3; TIB 28[15], 79.3; TIB Commentary 28, 2802.003.
A fine impression of this rare print on paper with watermark Crossed-Arrows with Star (similar to Briquet 6300, Brussels 1551-56).

In very good condition, trimmed on the platemark, light traces of creases, unobtrusive on the recto.

The print is based on a lost work by Titian painted in 1536 and acquired by Emperor Charles V. Charles’s motto Plus ultra appears on banderoles at the top of the print. This
may have been Caraglio’s last print since he left Italy in 1539 to work for Sigismund I of Poland as a medallist and architect.

A good impression of the print is at the Metropolitan Museum, New York (accession number 49.97.219)