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The Incense Burner

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:

c. 1520

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Marcantonio Raimondi engraved The Incense Burner when he was at the height of his skill and talent, as is evident in the naturalistic detail and overall beauty of the print. Raimondi’s engraving depicts a large incense burner supported by two women draped in classical garments. It is thought that the sculpture was meant for Francis I of France because of its use of his heraldic emblems—the salamander and fleur-de-lis—as decorations. The engraving’s design is based on a drawing by Raphael and reveals the painter’s gift for simple but strong compositions.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Marcantonio Raimondi

Title

The Incense Burner

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1515–1525

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper

Dimensions

302 × 152 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.1729

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