The Visitation

 

The Visitation

Artist(s) Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1447-1522)
Medium marble relief
Origin Pavia, Italy
Creation
Date
1470
Size 19 X 38.5
Donor Kress
Acquisition
Date
December 9, 1061
   
Image Source STP
   

 

Comments

Amadeo was a member of the Lombard School of artists located in Milan, northern Italy . Amadeo worked on the Milan Cathedral. These finely carved reliefs, perhaps attached to an altar, could have been part of that project. This tablet portrays: The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.

Each panel shows various artistic styles because Amadeo’s workshop employed several sculptors to make large projects. These are excellent examples of very fine carved marble and of the artist’s attempt to show depth by using reliefs of three figures. [source: tour notes]