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Mythology & Putti

Mythology & Putti

Aeneas and Anchises

dated 1518

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from four blocks | RCIN 851723

A chiaroscuro woodcut after a design by Raphael. Printed from four blocks. Lettered within image with date and privilege from Pope Leo X. Trimmed along the upper edge. A copy at RCIN 851724. The composition was engraved by the Master of the Die in c.1530. Two impressions of his print can be found at RCINs 851821 (1st state) and 851822 (2nd state). For a discussion on the relationship between Ugo's chiaroscuro and the engraving by the Master of the Die, see Bibliographic References.
  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)