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Apollo on Parnassus

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




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

About this artwork

This Marcantonio Raimondi engraving after Raphael’s fresco in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura was likely the starting point for the nearby Parnassus Profaned (2015.8). Although with the exception of Apollo, no specific gods or Muses are identified in either the Marcantonio print or the Raphael painting, mortal poets such as Dante Alighieri feature in both. In contrast, in Parnassus Profaned anonymity reigns. The inebriated, lustful poets and Muses tear off their laurel wreaths in a frenzy as they engage in pursuits significantly more earthly than theater, music, or poetry.


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Prints and Drawings


Marcantonio Raimondi


Apollo on Parnassus


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1517–1520


Engraving on ivory laid paper


35.7 × 47.2 cm (14 1/16 × 18 5/8 in.)

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

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