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Man Carrying the Base of a Column

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

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

Date:

1515/30

Artist:

Agostino dei Musi (Italian, c. 1490-after 1536)
after Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (Italian, 1483-1520)

About this artwork

Agostino Veneziano was one of the chief assistants in the workshop of Marcantonio Raimondi, the premier engraver of Raphael’s drawings. Both artists engraved versions of Man Carrying the Base of a Column, which bear striking resemblances to each other; it is unclear which print came first. Raimondi reversed the compositions of his sources, and his rendition of this scene is a mirror image of the present work. Agostino Veneziano’s curious Man under a Laurel Tree (1920.2361) may also reproduce a Raphael drawing.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Agostino dei Musi

Title

Man Carrying the Base of a Column

Origin

Italy

Date

1515–1530

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

227 x 140 mm (image/sheet, trimmed to plate mark)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2360

Extended information about this artwork

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