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Another section rich in sixteenth-century prints after Raphael's designs

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580)

A bath house c.1530-80

Engraving | 22.9 x 35.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852338

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An engraving depicting naked men and women bathing in a large tub catalogued by Bartsch as by Giulio Bonasone and after his own design. Signed by the printmaker. Annotated on the verso. Trimmed within the platemark.

Massari (see Bibliographic References) interpreted the subject of the print as Venus, Mercury and Cupid at the bath and ascribed the design to Raphael (c.1511-16).

  • Creator(s)

    Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

  • annotation: Top [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 22.9 x 35.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Men
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Cupid
            • Venus (mythology)
            • Mercury (mythology)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 173 B.XXXI.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p. 246, no. 8 (entry written by Stefania Massari)

    Massari 1983 : Massari, S, 1983. Giulio Bonasone, Rome pp.54-55, no. 45