About this artwork
Based on a painting by Raphael, this print depicts Saint Paul’s sermon in Athens. The speech took place at Areopagus, an ancient court site in Greece, and centered on themes of idolatry and false worship. The power of the Paul’s words is visible: though a few in the crowd have turned their heads toward the statue in the background, most are attending to the speaker, and the man kneeling in the lower-right corner seems especially inspired.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Marcantonio Raimondi
- Saint Paul Preaching at Athens
- Made 1517–1520
- Engraving in black on cream laid paper
- 269 × 356 mm (image/sheet, trimmed within platemark)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.