Apollo on Parnassus

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

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  • A work made of engraving on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1517/20

Artist:

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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Artist

Marcantonio Raimondi

Title

Apollo on Parnassus

Origin

Italy

Date

1517–1520

Medium

Engraving on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

357 x 472 mm

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1919.2554

Extended information about this artwork

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