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The Pietà

A work made of engraving in black on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on paper.


c. 1512


Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, c. 1480-1534)
after Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520)

About this artwork

Beginning in first two decades of the 16th century, the prints of Marcantonio Raimondi helped popularize compositions by Raphael and his workshop. The sculptural figures and receding landscape in this print are typical of Raphael’s classically inspired work. The Cumean Sibyl, another design after Raphael (1970.597), displays similar landscape elements utilized to depict a pagan subject.


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Prints and Drawings


Marcantonio Raimondi


The Pietà


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1507–1517


Engraving in black on paper


30.8 × 21.9 cm (12 3/16 × 8 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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