Mobile menu

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

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

A young man with a lantern c.1508-20

Engraving | 18.4 x 13.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852343

Your share link is...


An engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi depicting a young man with a lantern accompanied by a ram. This print is stamped at lower right with: "PL", Peter Lely's collector's mark (Lugt L.2092). Trimmed within the platemark. Annotated on the verso.

As Massari underlines (see Bibliographic References), the source for this print has been variously ascribed to Raphael (Bartsch), Peruzzi (Hirth) or Marcantonio himself (Shoemaker). The subject has been debated as well: Mars (Davidson), the astrological sign of Aries (Dunand-Lemarchand), without reaching a consensus.
  • Creator(s)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

    After a work associated with Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    After a work associated with Baldassarre Peruzzi (1481-1536) (artist)

    After a work associated with Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

  • annotation: bottom // (?) [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 18.4 x 13.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Sheep
            • Rams
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Mars (myth)
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Philosophy of mind & spirit
        • Astrology
          • Signs of the Zodiac
            • Aries (zodiacal symbol)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.173 B.XXXIII.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. 268, no. V.1 (entry wirtten by Stefania Massari)

    Shoemaker/Broun 1981 : I. Shoemaker and E. Broun. The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi: Spencer Museum of Art; The Ackland Art Museum, 1981 pp. 84-85, no. 16 (written by Innis Shoemaker)