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Life and Legend of the Virgin Mary

Life and Legend of the Virgin Mary


The Marriage of the Virgin


Engraving | 29.5 x 21.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851411

This print is supposed to reproduce a lost design (by Raphael or his workshop) possibly related to one of the predella scenes of the 'Monteluce Altarpiece". Only state; with attribution of the composition to Raphael at lower left (R), and signed by the engraver with monogram at lower right (SV F.).

The main panel of the altarpiece - now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.40359; see RCIN 851401) - was executed by Giulio Romano and Giovanni Francesco Penni in c.1524-5, but was originally commissioned from Raphael in 1505 by the nuns of Santa Maria di Monteluce, Perugia. The predella - currently housed in the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia - was entrusted to Berto di Giovanni in 1505 and completed by the artist in c.1524-5.

  • Creator(s)

    Giulio Sanuto (active 1540-1580) (engraver)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 29.5 x 21.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of the Virgin Mary
            • Marriage of the Virgin Mary
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Non-Christian religious architecture
            • Temples
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.215, no.V.5 (Raphael Invenit 1985 : Bernini Pezzini, G. et al., 1985. Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome)

    pp.591-2, under nos.993-994 (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))