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

Etienne Delaune (1518-83)

Alexander Preserving the Works of Homer c.1520-73

Engraving | 8.6 x 13.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852520

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This print is based upon an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi dated c.1520, which was made after a drawing by Raphael now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1935.152). Signed with monogram at lower centre. Numbered in the upper left corner: II, and in the upper right: 2. From a series of eight numbered plates (see Robert-Dumesnil 1865, IX, nos.300-307). For a first state impression of Marcantonio's engraving and further discussion, see RCIN 852517.
  • Creator(s)

    Etienne Delaune (1518-83) (engraver)

    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?)
  • 8.6 x 13.3 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • 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.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Tauriscus 1819 : Tauriscus, E, 1819. Catalogues des estampes gravees d'apres Rafael, Frankurt p.218, no.2c

    Raphael dans les collections fran├žaises 1983 : Hommage a Raphael. Raphael dans les collections fran├žaises: (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 15 novembre 1983-13 fevrier 1984), Paris p.386, no.80 (entry by Pierrette Jean-Richard)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.37, no.III.3 (entry by Stefania Massari)