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Giovanni Antonio da Brescia (active c. 1500-10)

The Presentation of the Virgin c.1525

Engraving | 30.1 x 20.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851408

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This engraving is supposed to reproduce a lost design (by Raphael or his workshop) possibly related to one of the predella scenes of the Monteluce Altarpiece. Second state. Lettered with attribution of the design to Raphael: R. VR. Signed with the engraver's monogram at lower right. Lettered with description of the subject at lower left: Representattio della Madonna.

The main panel - now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.40359; see RCIN 851401) - was executed by Giulio Romano and Giovanni Francesco Penni in 1525, but was originally commissioned from Raphael in 1505 by the nuns of Santa Chiara of Monteluce, Perugia. The predella - currently housed in the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria at Perugia - was entrusted to Berto di Giovanni in 1505 and completed in c.1524-5.

It has been suggested that a drawing in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.4265) might have served as modello for this engraving (see Cordellier/Py 1992, no.992).

  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Antonio da Brescia (active c. 1500-10) (engraver)

    After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation: 472. [front, lower left, in black ink]
  • 30.1 x 20.4 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
            • Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Non-Christian religious architecture
            • Temples
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.107 A.III.10

    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.215, no.V.4

    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) pp.588-592, under no.992