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Mount Parnassus

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1514-20 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Raimondi, Marcantonio (engraver)
    Raphael, born 1483 - died 1520 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.1042

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 46

This engraving is a copy after an original engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi. Marcantonio's engraving of Apollo and his muses on Mount Parnassus made Raphael's fresco, located in the private library of Pope Julius II, famous. The engraving differed from Raphael's fresco in some details, indicating that Marcantonio worked from a drawing and not from the finished fresco, which was typical of the nature of the collaboration that existed between Marcantonio and Raphael for about a decade from 1510. Marcantonio's engravings helped to spread Raphael's fame throughout Europe and collectors seem to have viewed such prints almost like original drawings. Marcantonio was one of the most sought after engravers of the period and copies were made that were almost indistinguishable from his originals.

Physical description

Mount Parnassus, with Apollo and the Muses, and the Poets of Antiquity; From a design by Raphael; Engraving print on paper; A copy of DYCE.1043, the composition the same way as the original, not being reversed.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1514-20 (made)

Artist/maker

Raimondi, Marcantonio (engraver)
Raphael, born 1483 - died 1520 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

engraving print on paper

Descriptive line

Mount Parnassus, with Apollo and the Muses, and the Poets of Antiquity; From a design by Raphael; Engraving print on paper; Engraved by Marcantonio Raimondi; Italian School; ca. 1514-20.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving (printing process)

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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