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

After a work associated with Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

A man with a standard c.1853-76

Albumen print | 19.4 x 11.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852342

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A photograph reproducing a pen and ink drawing that Ruland (1876) thought to have been mistakenly attributed to Michelangelo now in the Uffizi, Florence. Annotated on the verso.

This image is very close to an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi depicting a man with a standard (see RCIN 852341) catalogued by Bartsch as after Raphael and by Passavant as after Giulio Romano (see Bibliographic References).

Wouk (see Bibliographic References) noted a connection between the lower part of the soldier's body and that of another print by Raimondi depicting a soldier fastening his armour. The print is probably contemporaneous with the various engravings executed by Marcantonio after the figures of the Cascina Cartoon by Michelangelo and Massari (see Bibliographic References) mentions as a possible model for the engraving the reversed study for the soldier from the Cascina Cartoon now in the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome (inv. no. F.C. 125610).

Wouk also gives account of other scholars' opinions, in particular the possibility that the source for this print could be Raphael's design for an unexecuted painting of the Resurrection (with the soldier as the Triumphant Christ) for the altar of the Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria della Pace in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work associated with Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

    After? Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (draughtsman)

    After a work associated with Michelangelo Buonarroti (Caprese 1475-Rome 1564) (artist)

  • annotation: 866 // Michelangelo [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 19.4 x 11.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
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  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 173 B.XXXII.2

    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 pp.268-269, no. V.4 (entry written by Stefania Massari)