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Saint Paul Preaching at Athens

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

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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper.




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

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.


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Marcantonio Raimondi


Saint Paul Preaching at Athens


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1517–1520


Engraving in black on cream laid paper


Image/sheet, trimmed within platemark: 26.9 × 35.6 cm (10 5/8 × 14 1/16 in.)

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

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