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

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

A soldier with a standard c.1510-20

Engraving | 24.5 x 17.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852341

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An engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi depicting a man with a standard catalogued by Bartsch as after Raphael and by Passavant as after Giulio Romano (see Bibliographic References). Trimmed within the platemark.

This image is very close to a drawing now in the Uffizi, Florence: see RCIN 852342 for a photograph of the drawing.

Wouk (see Bibliographic References) noted a connection between the lower part of the soldier's body and that in 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 an 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)

    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)

  • 24.5 x 17.4 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Helmets
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Flags
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Carnivorous mammals
              • Felines
                • Lions
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 173 B.XXXII.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 pp.268-269, no. V.4 (entry written by Stefania Massari)