Lot 509
  • 509

Italian School, 17th Century

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Italian School, 17th Century
  • The Massacre of the Innocents
  • oil on panel
  • 42 by 57 cm.; 6 1/2  by 22 3/8  in.

Catalogue Note

After a well known design by Raphael. No painting of the composition exists, it was designed to exist only as a print and was engraved by Marcantonio.  This composition is thought to be the first of the engravings that Raphael and Marcantnio collaborated on.1
1. See R. Getscher, 'The "Massacre of the Innocents" an Early Work Engraved by Marcantonio' in Artibus et Historiae, vol. 20, no. 39, 1999, pp. 95-111.
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