Marcantonio Raimondi / Apollo on Parnassas / c. 1517/1520Marcantonio Raimondi
Apollo on Parnassas
c. 1517/1520

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Creator Name: Raimondi, Marcantonio
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: c. 1480 - 1527/34
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Marcantonio Raimondi
Creator Name: Raphael
Creator Qualifier: after
Creator Role: Designed by
Creator Dates/Places: 1482 - 1520
Creator Name-CRT: Raphael
Title: Apollo on Parnassas
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1517
Creation End Date: 1520
Creation Date: c. 1517/1520
Object Type: Prints
Materials and Techniques: engraving
Dimensions: Sheet: 35.5cm x 46.9cm
Inscriptions: VERSO, lower left, in graphite: TR 13304/3
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1963.231
Credit Line: Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland
Provenance: Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), London, stamp (Lugt 2092), lower right, in black ; Earls of Pembroke, Wilton, not stamped [Lugt 2636b, from accession card] ; Sotheby, London, 1917 [from accession card] ; Craddock & Barnard, 1962, cat. 100, no. 85 [from accession card] ; purchased from (Richard H. Zinser, Forest Hills, NY)
Context: Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, about 1480-1527/34)Apollo on Parnassas (after Raphael),about 1517/20EngravingGift of the Print Club of Cleveland 1963.231The subject is based on the fresco Parnassus (around 1510) painted byRaphael in the Stanza della Signatura located in the Vatican in Rome.Parnassas, a mountain in central Greece, was thought to be sacred toApollo, the god of music and poetry. It was a favorite meeting place of themuses and center of poetic and musical inspiration.Marcantonio Raimondi received his artistic training in Bologna. By 1511 hehad settled in Rome and entered into a working relationship with Raphael,translating the master's drawings into engravings. Raimondi is a primeexample of a professional or reproductive printmaker (an artist who makesprints primarily after designs by other artists). Prints were the principlemeans by which Raphael's art was introduced throughout Europe, especiallyto those who could not otherwise travel to Italy.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1963.231
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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