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Production People
Marcantonio Raimondi (Print made by)artist bio
Raimondi, Marcantonio
b ?Argini, nr Bologna, c. 1470-82; d ?Bologna, 1527-34

Raphael (After)artist bio
Raphael [Santi, Raffaello; Sanzio, Raffaello]
b Urbino, 28 March or 6 April 1483; d Rome, 6 April 1520
Title / Description
Massacre of the Innocents [with fir tree]
 
Date
c. 1511-12
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
277 x 428 mm (sheet, trimmed)
Inscriptions
Signed on the pedestal at left with monogram 'MAF' and inscribed above: 'RAF/VRBI/INVE'
State
second state of two
 
Watermark
to be checked
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XIV.19.18 (second state of two) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Passavant under VI.12.9 info
Johann David Passavant, Le peintre-graveur, 6 vols., Leipzig 1860-64

Delaborde 1888, no. 8 info
Henri Delaborde, Marc-Antoine Raimondi: Étude historique et critique suivie d'un catalogue raisonné des oeuvres du maitre, Paris 1888

Shoemaker 1981, no. 21 info
Innis H. Shoemaker, The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi, exhibition catalogue, Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art 1981

Emison 1984, pp. 257-62, 267 info
Patricia Emison, 'Marcantonio's Massacre of the Innocents,' Print Quarterly 1 (1984), pp. 257-67

Rome 1985, p. 172, no. VI.1 info
Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Raffaello nelle collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, exhibition catalogue by Grazia Bernini Pezzini, Stefania Massari, and Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino, Rome 1985

Getscher 1999 info
Robert H. Getscher, 'The "Massacre of the Innocentes," an Early Work Engraved by Marcantonio,' Artibus et Historiae 20, no. 39 (1999), pp. 95-111

Gramaccini and Meier 2009, no. 58 info
Norberto Gramaccini and Hans Jacob Meier, Die Kunst der Interpretation: Italienische Reproduktionsgrafik 1485-1600, Berlin and Munich 2009
 
Comment
Bartsch mentions an early state without the inscriptions. He attributed the other version of this print to Marco Dente, see Bartsch XIV.21.20. See comments and full references under inv. no. H.6871.
 
Inventory Number
5536
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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