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Master of the Die (active 1530-60)

The Assumption of the Virgin c.1530-1550

Engraving | 25.9 x 21.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851406

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A print thought to reproduce a lost design by Raphael. First state. Signed with engraver's monogram at lower right (die with the letter B; see Nagler, I, no.1563).

The lower part of a drawing generally attributed to G.F. Penni now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.1860,0811.10) corresponds in reverse with this engraving in some details (the two foreground Apostles, the the design of the tomb, the Virgin); it has been suggested that the source both for the engraving and the drawing attributed to Penni might be a lost design by Raphael (H. Chapman, BM website entry).

The lost design may have been executed by Raphael for the Madonna of Monteluce, a commission he had received in 1503 but eventually completed by Giulio Romano and Giovanni Francesco Penni in 1525, or for the a panel to be housed in the Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome (Shearman 1961, pp.143-4).
  • Creator(s)

    Master of the Die (active 1530-60) (engraver)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 25.9 x 21.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of the Virgin Mary
            • Death of the Virgin Mary
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Coronation of the Virgin
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture
            • Sarcophagi (architecture)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Crowns
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.107 A.III.7

    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.214-5, no.V.1

    Catalogue of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. v. P. Pouncey and G.A. Gere, 'Raphael and His Circle' (1962), p.97, under no.166

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p.588