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The frescoes in the Vatican Palace commissioned by Popes Julius II and Leo X

After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

Alexander Preserving the Works of Homer c.1520-50

Engraving | 25.8 x 41.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852518

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This print is a anonymous copy in reverse of an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi dated c.1520, based upon a drawing by Raphael now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1935.152). First state of two, before Salamanca's address. Laid down on a backing sheet annotated in pencil on the back. With losses along the upper and lower edge, filled in with pen and ink marks. Not listed in Ruland (1876).

The copy differs from Marcantonio's original in a few details, including that only two figures, not five, hold spears. For a first state impression of Marcantonio's engraving and further discussion, see RCIN 852517.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Subject(s)
    Alexander the Great (356 BC-323 BC)
    Homer (active 850 BC?)
  • annotation: Bartsch XIV. p.168. / N.o 207. B. Copy / Pf.25. C.II. 1.a. [backing sheet, back, in pencil]
  • 25.8 x 41.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.8 x 40.6 cm (image)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Poetry
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.189 C.II.1a(add)