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Raphael's drawings, as well as those attributed to him in the 19th century

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

A facade with caryatids c.1515-1527

Engraving | 32.1 x 24.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854630

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An engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi depicting a facade with caryatids. Trimmed within the platemark. Annotated on the verso.

While Bartsch suggested that the representation of Aspasia (the colossal bust above the doorway) was an invention of Raphael, Passavant wrote that this engraving depicted a sarcophagus at Villa Mattei, Rome. The architecture of the facade has been identified as Vitruvian and similarites have been noted with the caryatids in the Stanza d'Eliodoro, painted by Raphael and his studio in the Vatican between 1511-14. See Bibliographic References for further discussion.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

  • annotation: III / Top [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 32.1 x 24.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Façades
          • Architectural decoration & motifs
            • Caryatids & telamons
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Busts
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 350 B.XXXI.1