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Cupid and the Three Graces

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.

Date:

1518/19

Artist:

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

About this artwork

When Raphael painted the frescoes in the garden loggia of Rome’s Villa Farnesina, he faced an unusual pictorial format. Working in the spandrels, he had to account for the nearly triangular spaces created by the arched ceiling. This engraving, a detail of the fresco, clearly demonstrates the structural obstacles of the architecture, as the numerous curved lines represent the vaulted ceiling, trim, and wall.

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Artist

Marcantonio Raimondi

Title

Cupid and the Three Graces

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1518–1519

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

310 x 206 mm

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2397

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